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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Observatory News

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COS Newsletters
January 2021 STAN
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WFC3 Newsletters
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ACS Newsletters
ACS STAN December 2020
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Resources

Press Releases

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Researchers Rewind the Clock to Calculate Age and Site of Supernova Blast
January 14, 2021
Researchers Rewind the Clock to Calculate Age and Site of Supernova Blast
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New Horizons Spacecraft Answers Question: How Dark Is Space?
January 12, 2021
New Horizons Spacecraft Answers Question: How Dark Is Space?
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Roman Space Telescope Could Image 100 Hubble Ultra Deep Fields at Once
January 11, 2021
Roman Space Telescope Could Image 100 Hubble Ultra Deep Fields at Once
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Upcoming STScI Events

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27 Jan 2021
2021 CoolSci at JHU/STScI

Featuring Aleksandra Hamanowicz (STScI) on A 3D View on the Cosmic Baryon Cycle and Rick White (STScI) on The Hubble Image Similarity Project.

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2 Feb 2021
The Milky Way vs. Andromeda: When Galaxies Collide

Speaker: Laura Prichard (Space Telescope Science Institute)

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3 Feb 2021
2021 CoolSci at JHU/STScI

Featuring Andres del Pino Molina on The Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy in 6D with Gaia and Machine Learning and Isabel Rebollido on Exocomets: Gas around Main-sequence...

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