The official Twitter account for the NASA Hubble Space Telescope, managed and operated by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
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Joined on 6 March, 2008
#HubbleTrivia time! Above Earth’s murky atmosphere, Hubble gets a clear view of the universe. The orbiting telescope's primary mirror gathers light from the cosmos and directs it toward its scientific instruments.
How wide is Hubble's primary mirror?
The video has the answer!⬇️
About 8,000 light-years away, a cluster of young stars called Pismis 24 unleashes intense radiation and winds, carving out a cavity in the nebula where the stars formed. This #HubbleClassic shows the cluster and part of the nebula, called NGC 6357:
Hubble was designed to be visited in space by astronauts to perform repairs, replace parts, and update its technology with new instruments!
👨🚀 Between 1993 and 2009, there were five servicing missions, which paved the way for Hubble’s continued success. #UniqueTalentDay
This is an image of spiral galaxy NGC 3147, captured by Hubble.
⚫️ 😱 What you can’t see is the supermassive black hole at its center that weighs ~250 million times the mass of our Sun!
Learn more about black holes in this episode of Curious Universe:
#OTD in 1998, Hubble unveiled this image of the Hubble Deep Field South, which featured thousands of dazzling, never-before-seen galaxies. It took a 10-day-long observation to capture this patch of the universe, near the south celestial pole.
Happy birthday, Edwin Hubble! 🎉
Our namesake made groundbreaking discoveries in the field of astronomy, just as the telescope named for him has done over the past 30 years. In this video, learn more about the Hubble Space Telescope’s voyage of discovery.
Bright rays and dark shadows are seen beaming out of the center of galaxy IC 5063, located 156 million light-years away. Astronomers suggest that a ring of dusty material surrounding the black hole at the galaxy’s core may be casting its shadow into space:
Here’s to the successful and historic launch of @NASA’s @SpaceX Crew-1 to the @Space_Station! 🚀 The Hubble team remembers the excitement of shuttle launches to service the telescope, and we hope Crew-1’s mission is just as full of wonder and discovery. #LaunchAmerica
In this #HubbleFriday image, the galaxy LRG-3-817 appears as a long arc, left of the central galaxy cluster. It looks warped due to gravitational lensing, which happens when a huge distribution of matter sits between Earth and a distant source of light:
Here’s a beautiful cosmic jewel for you, courtesy of @chandraxray and Hubble!
The planetary nebula IC 4593 is located 7,800 light-years away. This image combines visible-light data from Hubble (pink and green) and Chandra X-ray observations (purple):
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