These impressive images are ideal for children rooms and science fans. They remind us of the many mysteries the
universe has that are now visible to use because of advanced technologies - like the Hubble telescope.
ABOUT THE NEBULA:
These towers of cosmic dust and gas make up part of the Eagle Nebula.
These so-called Pillars of Creation are part of an active star-forming region within the nebula.
Credits: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
THE HUBBLE TELESCOPE
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and remains in operation. With a 2.4-meter (7.9 ft) mirror, Hubble's four main instruments observe in the ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Hubble's orbit outside the distortion of Earth's atmosphere allows it to take extremely high-resolution images, with substantially lower background light than ground-based telescopes.
Hubble has recorded some of the most detailed visible light images ever, allowing a deep view into space and time.
Many Hubble observations have led to breakthroughs in astrophysics, such as accurately determining the rate of expansion of the universe.
The HST was built by the United States space agency NASA, with contributions from the European Space Agency.
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