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 the Hubble Space Telescope'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.

HST For the Public


Using the Hubble Telescope

Resources

Press Releases

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New Hubble Constant Measurement Adds to Mystery of Universe's Expansion Rate
July 16, 2019
New Hubble Constant Measurement Adds to Mystery of Universe's Expansion Rate
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Hubble Uncovers Black Hole Disk that Shouldn't Exist
July 11, 2019
Hubble Uncovers Black Hole Disk that Shouldn't Exist
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STScI to Design Science Operations for New Panoramic Space Telescope
July 02, 2019
STScI to Design Science Operations for New Panoramic Space Telescope
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Upcoming HST Events

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24 Jul 2019
2019 HotSci at STScI

Featuring  Raymond Simons on The Chemical and Kinematic Transformation of Galaxies: A 10 Billion Year Retrospective and Carol Christian on Tactile 3D Astronomy.

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14 Aug 2019
2019 HotSci at STScI

Featuring Patrick Ogle on A Break in the Tully-Fisher Relation and Cosmic Mass Limit for Spiral Galaxies and Annalisa Calamida on A Stellar Halo Surrounding Omega Cen.

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28 Aug 2019
2019 HotSci at STScI

Featuring Bonnie Meinke on Identifying collisions in Saturn’s Rings by observing the sub-cm particle distribution and Susana Deustua on HST as a particle detector.

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