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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Observatory News

January 02, 2020
WFC3 Newsletters
WFC3 STAN Issue 30, January 2020
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October 28, 2019
COS Newsletters
October 2019 STAN
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October 25, 2019
ACS Newsletters
ACS STAN October 2019
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Resources

Press Releases

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Goldilocks Stars Are Best Places to Look for Life
January 08, 2020
Goldilocks Stars Are Best Places to Look for Life
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Cosmic Magnifying Glasses Yield Independent Measure of Universe's Expansion
January 08, 2020
Cosmic Magnifying Glasses Yield Independent Measure of Universe's Expansion
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Hubble Detects Smallest Known Dark Matter Clumps
January 08, 2020
Hubble Detects Smallest Known Dark Matter Clumps
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Upcoming STScI Events

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3-5 Feb 2020
JWST Master Class Workshop (ESAC, Madrid)

The European Space Agency (ESA) will provide an in-depth Master Class workshop (similar to the STScI Master Class workshop to be held in November 2019) to European astronomers....

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4 Feb 2020
Crab Nebula and Things that Go Kaboom in the Night

Speaker: Frank Summers (Space Telescope Science Institute)

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5 Feb 2020
Figuring Out Gas and Galaxies in Enzo

Speaker:  Molly Peeples (STScI)

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