Thursday, September 17, 2015

Jersey Post 2015
Images from Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble was launched by NASA on 24 April 1990 attached to the Space Shuttle Discovery. The next day, it was released into low Earth orbit, opening a new chapter in humanity’s understanding of space. Since that time, Hubble has provided over one million observations, noted 38,000 celestial targets and has circled Earth more than three billion times, travelling at a speed of 17,500 mph.