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Hubble

Edwin Powell. 1889--1953, US astronomer, noted for his investigations of nebulae and the recession of the galaxies

hubble

[′həb·əl]
(astronomy)
A unit of astronomical distance equal to 109 light-years or 9.4605 × 1024 meters.
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The Hubble image of the nebula, which is 6,500 light-years from Earth, is a combination of 24 separate exposures taken over three months.
1 Hubble has captured images of galaxies so far away that the view we get of them comes from a period when the universe had just been created.
Hubble was expected to have a useful lifetime of about 15 years.
One of NASA's grandest achievements, Hubble has peered into the far recesses of the universe and provided humbling glimpses of stars at the moments of their birth and death.
A famous Hubble image is the Pillars of Creation, released in 1995.
i] is the instantaneous Euclidean Hubble coefficient, a is the Universe expansion velocity and a the scale factor
He shares the excitement of space exploration and astronomy not only through Hubble Star Cards but also as a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador.
According to scientists, the most recent discovery made by Hubble showed that the galaxy, known as UDFj-39546284, likely existed when the universe was just 380 million years old.
For 21 years Hubble has been the premier space science observatory, astounding us with deeply beautiful imagery and enabling ground-breaking science across a wide spectrum of astronomical disciplines," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.
Though the universe is filled with billions upon billions of stars, Hubble Space Telescope has been trained on a single variable star that in 1923 altered the course of modern astronomy.
Hubble presents an illustrated account of the magnificent scientific achievement, and an authoritative one as well.