US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — And 30 after the launch, the Hubble telescope does not cease to reveal the secrets of far space.
In 1990, NASA and the European Space Agency launched a telescope to observe the distant corners of the universe. Being outside the Earth’s atmosphere, the satellite could take pictures without distortion caused by light, air and any pollution.A distant group of galaxies called Arp 273
According to scientists, he was supposed to last no more than ten years. But all 30 have passed, and the Hubble continues to surprise us. His images helped astronomers answer the most important questions: how old is our universe (13.8 billion) and whether black holes exist (yes, and they are quite dangerous).The Egg Nebula shines light years from Earth
In 1995, astronomer Bob Williams came up with a funny idea: what if you point the telescope at a piece of space that looks like a dark spot? The result was stunned: it turned out that there are thousands of galaxies.Having studied 10 thousand stars in the Hubble, astronomers created this image and traced the evolution of the Milky Way galaxy. Our galaxy is the youngest, and the light from it is the brightest. The Hubble telescope is up and running, and it takes photographs that experts at the Space Research Institute decode and color to create these stunning images.
“One of the most significant results of the Hubble telescope is that it showed people the wonders of the universe,” explains Kenneth Sembach, director of the Space Research Institute using the space telescope.
Next year, NASA plans to launch a more sensitive telescope, James Webb, into space, but the Hubble’s work is not yet complete. Together, these two telescopes will be able to create an even more accurate portrait of our universe and answer a question that will always be relevant: what else is hiding space?
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