30 Years of Science with the Hubble Space Telescope


On 24 April 1990 the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope was sent into orbit aboard the space shuttle Discovery, the first space telescope of its kind. It offered a new view of the Universe and has, for 30 years, reached and surpassed all expectations, beaming back data and images that have changed scientists’ understanding of the Universe and the public’s perception of it. Hubble’s discoveries have revolutionised nearly all areas of current astronomical research, from planetary science to cosmology, and its pictures are unmistakably out of this world.

This video revisits some of Hubble’s biggest science discoveries throughout its three decades of operation to celebrate the telescope’s 30th anniversary.

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Directed by: Bethany Downer
Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser
Written by: Bethany Downer
Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa
Images & Videos: NASA, ESA, M.Kornmesser, L. Calçada, ESO, G. Bacon (STScI), theHubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and H. Bond (STScI and Pennsylvania State University), A. Feild (STScI), and A. Riess (STScI/JHU), D. Jewitt (UCLA), F. Summers, Z. Levay, J. DePasquale, L. Hustak, L. Frattare, M. Robberto (STScI), R. Hurt (Caltech/IPAC) Acknowledgement: R. Gendler, spaceengine.org.
Music: Johan B. Monell (www.johanmonell.com)
Web and technical support: Raquel Yumi Shida
Executive producer: Mariya Lyubenova

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  1. SCRIPSI :
    "Every advance in Science leaves Morality in its ancient balance; and it depends still on the inscrutable soul of man whether any Discovery is mainly a benefit or mainly a calamity."
    Courtesy: The Telegraph Kolkata Thursday 22 July 1999 Vol: XVIII No: 16.

  2. Wish we had something like Superman so all the space missions would be a breeze.
    Launching satellites into right orbits. Done
    Removing space debris. Done
    Launching bigger instruments. Done

    But I guess we wouldn't have been satisfied still, because of human nature to make things better than they currently are.

  3. I hope that it supports in the mission to the web tests telescope I hope if they have picture of hobo taking pictures of the Webb Telescope in its orbit pin take a picture of it in orbit and spreading his wings or you know where is job when he gets up there in 2020 26 2028

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