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-two 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.
Using the Hubble Telescope
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Planets form from disks of dust and gas surrounding young stars. As they grow, these new planets inherit their chemical composition from the surrounding material and...
YAE In-Person Family STEM Forum
Please join us in-person to learn more about astronomy during our Youth for Astronomy and Engineering Program spring event "Family STEM Forum" followed by an opportunity to...
Understanding Planetary Habitability using Exoplanet Atmospheres
Speaker: Katherine Bennett (Johns Hopkins University) Recorded live on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.