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Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope orbits outside the distorting influence of Earth´s atmosphere.

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The Hubble Space Telescope

Cutaway

  • radio antenna
  • solar panel
  • light sensor
  • electronics module
  • back housing
  • control sensor
  • secondary mirror
  • main mirror
  • light shield
  • aperture door

Structure

  • radio antenna
  • solar panel
  • light sensor
  • electronics module
  • back housing
  • control sensor
  • secondary mirror
  • main mirror
  • light shield
  • aperture door

Light path through Hubble

Looking back in time

  • with the naked eye - The most distant object visible to the naked eye is the Andromeda galaxy, 2.5 million light-years away from Earth.
  • Andromeda Galaxy
  • today

Images

  • Horsehead Nebula
  • Mars
  • Great Red Spot of Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Orion cloud
  • Spiral galaxy
  • Very far galaxies

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Kepler space telescope

The Kepler space telescope was launched by NASA to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars

Observatory

Observatories are often built at high elevations to minimize the effects of atmospheric turbulence

Our astronomical neighborhood

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Planets, sizes

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Satellite types

Satellites orbiting the Earth can be used for civilian or military purposes.

Space Shuttle

The Space Shuttle was a manned, reusable spacecraft operated by NASA.

Telescopes

This animation shows optical and radiotelescopes used in astronomical observation

The Solar System; planetary orbits

The orbits of the 8 planets in our Solar System are elliptical.

Kepler´s laws of planetary motion

The three important laws describing planetary motion were formulated by Johannes Kepler.

Satellite navigation, GPS

The Global Positioning System consists of 24 satellites but only 4 have to be visible for positioning.

The development of celestial mechanics

This animation introduces the studies of astronomers and physicists whose works fundamentally changed our view of the universe.

The Sun

The diameter of the Sun is about 109 times that of the Earth. Most of its mass consists of hydrogen.

Voyager space probes

The Voyager space probes were the first man-made objects to leave the Solar System. They gather data about outer space and carry information about humanity.

Weightlessness

A spacecraft on its path is in a constant state of free fall.

Gravitational waves (LIGO)

Massive accelerating or orbiting bodies cause ripples in spacetime. These are called gravitational waves.

ISS

The International Space Station is a habitable satellite built with the cooperation of 16 countries.

Optical instruments

A wide variety of optical instruments are in use today, ranging from microscopes to telescopes.

Pluto - Charon system

The largest satellite of Pluto is Charon.

Sputnik 1 (1957)

The Soviet-made satellite was the first spacecraft to be launched into outer space (in October 1957).

The life-cycle of the Solar System

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Apollo 15 mission (Lunar Rover)

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Mars Exploration Program

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Moon landing: July 20, 1969

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The New Horizons mission

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Yuri Gagarin’s journey to outer space (1961)

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