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Hubble, a View to the Edge of Space

looks at the people, tools, ideas, and places of the Hubble Space Telescope. See how scientists on earth talk to the telescope in space. Dissect Hubble's images and see what they tell us about the universe. Take a tour of Hubble, from the telescope to the control rooms. (National Science Foundation)

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Interesting Fact:

Credit for inventing the telescope usually goes to Hans Lippershey, a Dutch optician. Lippershey, who revealed his device for seeing things at a distance in 1608, probably intended that it would be used primarily by sailors.
Spiral Galaxy NGC 4414: knowing the distance, which happens to be 60 million light-years from Earth, contributes to astronomers' overall knowledge of the universe's rate of expansion and its age.

Spiral Galaxy NGC 4414

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