The Hubble Space Telescope has revealed the far-away Earth and galaxies of the Universe. Its research has also announced the NASA policies that can help bring science and technology of the future to our planet. Now, let’s have a look at the Achievements of Hubble Space Telescope.
First Year – Launched in May 1990. This was the first-ever space telescope that was designed and built in the United States. The Telescope used by the Hubble has enabled astronomers to get to explore all of the planets in our solar system and also the distance to the stars in the Universe. During the first year, the Hubble Space Telescope has taken images of more than 40 billion stars, and there is a plan to send the first astronauts to study stars in the Andromeda Galaxy.
Second Year – Hubble Space Telescope is designed to be used for long-duration and observing sessions, without any need of returning to Earth. The Telescope is launched to low Earth orbit. The first light of the Hubble Space Telescope is from its construction up to its launch.
The third Year – Hubble Space Telescope, has made unprecedented use of light. In the last year of the Hubble Space Telescope, it has enabled the creation of new pictures and images and also created a 3D space simulator to help NASA researchers to test out their new spacecraft in a space environment. The Telescope will now continue to provide more data with its more advanced instruments and with a higher and broader field of view.
Fourth Year – As the anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope was celebrated on August 27, 2020, NASA scientists revealed that the Telescope had been used for observing for more than half a million hours. Since it is being used for observing purposes only, it has made more observations and has also been used for two decades in its journey. This is the fourth year that Hubble Space Telescope has been up in the space.
Fifth Year- It has used up one-fifth of its lifetime. This Telescope will not stop taking pictures. To help NASA in its exploration program, a super-telescopic mirror is being used by the Hubble Space Telescope. This will enable the telescopes to see objects on the next level.
Sixth Year – The image obtained in this year’s work has been a bit blurred. This has been due to debris in the Earth’s atmosphere. NASA is not disappointed with its accomplishment, and it is planning to send astronauts to the space station to conduct observations there.
Seventh Year – The satellite is equipped with even more powerful instruments. These instruments have been utilized to study the deep ocean, and to study the number of galaxies in the Universe, as well as to find out more about planets around other stars.
The Eighth Year – The Hubble Space Telescope has continued to bring significant results. It has been very successful in getting to observe the brightest and also the darkest part of the sky in the world.
Ninth Year – The Hubble Space Telescope has expanded its field of view to cover the whole sky. Hubble is now poised to go to study planets in our Solar System.
The last year of the Hubble Space Telescope was dedicated to the scientist John Swigert, who made history with the Telescope’s creation. More than fifty years after its creation, this Telescope is still looking at the Universe and has made astounding discoveries that are of tremendous help to astronomers and scientists.