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.

Thirty 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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WFIRST Telescope Named For ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman
May 20, 2020
WFIRST Telescope Named For ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman
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Telescopes and Spacecraft Join Forces to Probe Deep into Jupiter's Atmosphere
May 07, 2020
Telescopes and Spacecraft Join Forces to Probe Deep into Jupiter's Atmosphere
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Astronomers Find Jupiter-like Cloud Bands on Closest Brown Dwarf
May 05, 2020
Astronomers Find Jupiter-like Cloud Bands on Closest Brown Dwarf
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Upcoming STScI Events

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1-3 Jun 2020
STScI at the 236th American Astronomical Society Meeting

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) will be at the Virtual 236th American Astronomical Society Meeting (AAS) meeting with an exhibit booth and several associated events highlighting...

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1-3 Jun 2020
JWST at the 236th American Astronomical Society Meeting

The 236th American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting will include updates to help the astronomical community prepare for JWST science.  STScI Virtual Town Hall Tuesday,...

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2 Jun 2020
Public Lecture Series: June

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