Where to look at pictures of the Hubble Telescope

Where to look at pictures of the Hubble Telescope

Hubble – the space telescope launched into Earth orbit by the American aerospace agency NASA together with the European astronomical agency in far 1990. In May of this year the automatic observatory underwent already the fourth repair and earned with a new force.

Unlike land telescopes, pictures from Hubble are completely saved from atmospheric distortions. And what has paramount value for scientists, - the equipment allows to measure the electromagnetic radiation going from space in various ranges. First of all, in the infrared range to which the atmosphere of our planet is opaque. New devices and the cameras mounted by astronauts of the Atlantis shuttle made Hubble's images more accurate, than they were before repair.

In spite of the fact that work of the biggest in the world of the space telescope from the very beginning went not too well, including there were difficulties connected with its optical effect them over time it was succeeded to overcome. Now Hubble's possibilities allow to explore far galaxies and quasars, to study exoplanets, processes birthsof and death of far stars.

The telescope has the sizes comparable with the average bus. Every week transfers to the European control center up to 120 Gigabytes of various information, including a photo and video. On a public inspection various pictures of space received by Hubble at different times are posted on the Internet. Pictures differ in unearthly beauty, high quality and permission. By the way, to conduct an own research of space by means of the telescope, it is enough to submit the application to the European astronomical agency only. However, there is a lot of applications therefore those which were given scientific and scientific communities are carried out first of all. In the nearest future, according to official statements of NASA, detailed study of Pluto and suburban areas of the Solar system is planned, by means of the new equipment to collect data on separate remote stars, to find out the chemical composition of the dying stars. The most interesting photos will also be published on the official sites in global network. The list of resources on which photos from Hubble are placed is given below.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team