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Cosmology: Edwin Hubble
Art Gallery of Space Pictures from the Hubble Telescope
& Information on HST

The Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a telescope orbiting the Earth 370 miles above the atmosphere.The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a telescope orbiting the Earth 370 miles above the atmosphere. It is a space observatory in the Great Observatories program.

Named after the scientist Edwin Hubble (who discovered the redshift with distance), it was launched into orbit in 1990 as a project of the NASA with the cooperation of the European Space Agency.

Initial optical errors of the Hubble Space Telescope were corrected in 1993, and high-quality imaging began in 1994.

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is projected to continue operating until 2009, when funding is expected to be moved to the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

The Hubble Space Telescope was named after the scientist Edwin Hubble and was launched into orbit in 1990.Working outside the atmosphere has advantages because the atmosphere obscures images and filters out electromagnetic radiation at certain wavelengths, mainly in the infrared. By carrying diverse instruments and dividing time between many astronomical projects from all over the world, the Hubble Telescope has contributed to an extraordinary variety of astronomical discoveries.

A common misconception is that the principal benefit of observations from orbit is high-resolution -- in fact the sensitivity to faint objects is the biggest advantage, and ground-based interferometric observations of bright sources have much higher resolution than Hubble Space Telescope (HST).

Hubble Telescope Images

Technical Description of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST)

HST is located about 600 kilometers (373 miles) above the ground, orbiting the Earth every 97 minutes.

Hubble Telescope masses about 11,000 kilograms (12 tons), is 13.2 meters (43 feet) long, and has a maximum diameter of 4.2 m (13 feet, 9 inches).

Two solar panels provide electricity, which is mainly used to power the instruments. Four large flywheels are used to orient and stabilize the telescope. The telescope's infrared camera and multi object spectrometer also need to be cooled down to minus 180 degrees Celsius for operation.

Gallery of Images from the Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Space Telescope Pictures: The Hubble Sobbrero Galaxy
Sombrero (spiral) Galaxy, M104, NGC 4594. 28 million light-years away.

Asteroid Track from the Hubble Space Telescope
Reddish Arcs Mark Trail of Small Asteroid

Whirlpool Galaxy: Image from Hubble Space Telescope
Whirlpool (spiral) Galaxy (M51) and Companion Galaxy

Doomed Star
The 'doomed' star Eta Carinae
8,000 light-years away, 10 billion miles diameter.

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(Mohandas Gandhi)

Albert Einstein"When forced to summarize the general theory of relativity in one sentence: Time and space and gravitation have no separate existence from matter. ... Physical objects are not in space, but these objects are spatially extended. In this way the concept 'empty space' loses its meaning. ... The particle can only appear as a limited region in space in which the field strength or the energy density are particularly high. ...
The free, unhampered exchange of ideas and scientific conclusions is necessary for the sound development of science, as it is in all spheres of cultural life. ... We must not conceal from ourselves that no improvement in the present depressing situation is possible without a severe struggle; for the handful of those who are really determined to do something is minute in comparison with the mass of the lukewarm and the misguided. ...
Humanity is going to need a substantially new way of thinking if it is to survive!" (Albert Einstein)

Biography: Geoffrey Haselhurst, Philosopher of Science, Theoretical Physics, Metaphysics, Evolution. Our world is in great trouble due to human behaviour founded on myths and customs that are causing the destruction of Nature and climate change. We can now deduce the most simple science theory of reality - the wave structure of matter in space. By understanding how we and everything around us are interconnected in Space we can then deduce solutions to the fundamental problems of human knowledge in physics, philosophy, metaphysics, theology, education, health, evolution and ecology, politics and society.

This is the profound new way of thinking that Einstein realised, that we exist as spatially extended structures of the universe - the discrete and separate body an illusion. This simply confirms the intuitions of the ancient philosophers and mystics.

Given the current censorship in physics / philosophy of science journals (based on the standard model of particle physics / big bang cosmology) the internet is the best hope for getting new knowledge known to the world. But that depends on you, the people who care about science and society, realise the importance of truth and reality.

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A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. (Max Planck, 1920)

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