Introduction


HST is a space-based great observatory that observes at ultraviolet through near infrared wavelengths. High resolution imaging and wide-ranging spectroscopic capabilities enable forefront research across all domains of astrophysics. Time on HST is awarded through an open peer-reviewed competition.

 

The Hubble Space Telescope's launch in 1990 sped humanity to one of its greatest advances in that journey. Hubble is a telescope that orbits Earth. Its position above the atmosphere gives it a view of the universe that typically far surpasses that of ground-based telescopes.

More than 29 years since launch, the Hubble Space Telescope continues its role at the forefront of astronomy, ranging from our own Solar System to the high-redshift universe.

Through the middle of the next decade, HST will remain the only space-based telescope providing spectroscopy and high-resolution imaging at UV, optical, and near-infrared wavelengths. With the launch of JWST in 2021, the bold science questions pursued with HST will be bolstered by the complementary capabilities of the two observatories.

part of HST's Legacy ExtraGalactic UV Survey (LEGUS)
NGC 3627, part of the Hubble Space Telescope's Legacy ExtraGalactic UV Survey (LEGUS), the sharpest, most comprehensive ultraviolet-light survey of star-forming galaxies in the nearby universe. The images are a blend of ultraviolet light and visible light from Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys.

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Resources

Press Releases

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Hubble Team Wins the 2020 Michael Collins Trophy
February 21, 2020
Hubble Team Wins the 2020 Michael Collins Trophy
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Beyond the Brim, Sombrero Galaxy's Halo Suggests a Turbulent Past
February 20, 2020
Beyond the Brim, Sombrero Galaxy's Halo Suggests a Turbulent Past
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NASA's Kepler Witnesses Vampire Star System Undergoing Super-Outburst
January 24, 2020
NASA's Kepler Witnesses Vampire Star System Undergoing Super-Outburst
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Upcoming STScI Events

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26 Feb 2020
Resolving the Extended Stellar Halos of Nearby Galaxies: The Future of Near-Field Cosmology

The widely accepted Lambda Cold Dark Matter paradigm faces important challenges at the scales of individual galaxies, primarily linked to the implementation of baryonic physics in cosmological...

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3 Mar 2020
Exoplanets: A Search for New Worlds

Speaker: Nestor Espinoza (Space Telescope Science Institute)

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4 Mar 2020
Early Release Science Webinar 1

Webinar consisting of presentations from four ERS teams (1349, 1345, 1386, and 1373). The webinar will cover the science and technical implementation of the programs,...

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