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.

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Observatory News

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Resources

Press Releases

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NASA's Hubble Captures a Dozen Galaxy Doppelgangers
November 07, 2019
NASA's Hubble Captures a Dozen Galaxy Doppelgangers
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Hubble Captures Galaxies' Ghostly Gaze
October 28, 2019
Hubble Captures Galaxies' Ghostly Gaze
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Super Spirals Spin Super Fast
October 17, 2019
Super Spirals Spin Super Fast
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Upcoming STScI Events

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18-22 Nov 2019
JWST Master Class Workshop

STScI will host approximately 25 participants for a 4.5-day, in-depth Master Class workshop in Baltimore, MD on November 18-22, 2019.  The Master Class will...

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3 Dec 2019
Red and Brown Dwarfs: Understanding our Smallest and Closest (sub)Stellar Neighbors

Speaker: Serge Dieterich (Space Telescope Science Institute)

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4 Dec 2019
They Came from Outer Space: Comets, Unseen Planets, and 'Oumuamua'

Speaker: Scott Tremaine (IAS, Princeton University) Comets have inspired awe since prehistoric times, but the modern study of comets only began with Halley's successful prediction...

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