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

July 08, 2019
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STIS Newsletters
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WFC3 STAN Issue 29, June 2019
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Resources

Press Releases

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NASA's Hubble Finds Water Vapor on Habitable-Zone Exoplanet for the First Time
September 13, 2019
NASA's Hubble Finds Water Vapor on Habitable-Zone Exoplanet for the First Time
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Saturn's Rings Shine in New Hubble Portrait
September 12, 2019
Saturn's Rings Shine in New Hubble Portrait
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Hubble Explores the Formation and Evolution of Star Clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud
September 09, 2019
Hubble Explores the Formation and Evolution of Star Clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud
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Upcoming HST Events

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18 Sep 2019
Science and Space Policy in the Current Era

Speaker: Kelsie Krafton (John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow/American Astronomical Society) Context matters. As we go about educating, researching, communicating, and/or supporting...

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13 Nov 2019
Resolving the Extended Stellar Halos of Nearby Galaxies: The Future of Near-Field Cosmology

Speaker: Denija Crnojevic (University of Tampa)

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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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