The Hubble Telescope celebrates its 20th birthday

Posted on Posted in Science News

This year, scientists at NASA are commemorating the Hubble Space Telescope’s 20th year of orbit, having overcome problems of broken equipment, a faulty primary mirror and the cancellation of a planned shuttle servicing mission. Named after the American scientist Edwin Hubble, the mission was carried into orbit by a space shuttle and has remained at a height of 559km ever since.

For more information, click here or here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *