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The Hubble telescope is named after the famous astronomer Edwin Hubble who was born in Missouri in 1889 (photo)

The Hubble telescope was launched on April 24, 1990, via the Discovery space shuttle from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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It is named after the famous astronomer Edwin Hubble who was born in 1889 in Missouri.

He is perhaps most famous for discovering the universe expanding and the speed at which this happens – now the Hubble constant came up.

The Hubble telescope is named after the famous astronomer Edwin Hubble who was born in Missouri in 1889 (photo)

The Hubble telescope is named after the famous astronomer Edwin Hubble who was born in Missouri in 1889 (photo)

Hubble has made more than 1.3 million observations since the mission began in 1990 and helped to publish more than 15,000 scientific articles.

It revolves around the earth at a speed of approximately 17,000 mph (27,300 km / h) in a low orbit around the earth at approximately 340 miles in height.

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Hubble has the target accuracy of .007 arc seconds, which resembles a laser beam aimed at Franklin D. Roosevelt's head at an inch about 200 miles (320 km).

The Hubble telescope is named after Edwin Hubble who was responsible for coming up with the Hubble constant and is one of the greatest astronomers of all time

The Hubble telescope is named after Edwin Hubble who was responsible for coming up with the Hubble constant and is one of the greatest astronomers of all time

The Hubble telescope is named after Edwin Hubble who was responsible for coming up with the Hubble constant and is one of the greatest astronomers of all time

Hubble's primary mirror is 2.4 meters (7 feet, 10.5 inches) wide and a total of 13.3 meters (43.5 feet) long – the length of a large school bus.

Hubble & # 39; s launch and deployment in April 1990 has been the most important advances in astronomy since Galileo's telescope.

Thanks to five service missions and more than 25 years of operation, our view of the universe and our place in it has never been the same.

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