Hubble Space Telescope Celebrates 30 Years

It’s one of NASA’s longest-living and most valuable telescopes, sending back amazing space images to Earth for decades.
Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

(Inside Science) -- This month, the Hubble Space Telescope hits its 30th year in orbit. Some of its biggest discoveries have shown us that the expansion of the universe is actually accelerating, something that wasn’t envisioned when the telescope was launched in 1990.

Hubble has taught us a lot about space, including information on exoplanets and changes in their atmospheres. It’s also detected carbon, oxygen and helium, as well as organic molecules, in space.

Watch and learn how Hubble has changed our understanding of the cosmos.

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Jason Socrates Bardi is the former News Director of the American Institute of Physics and a longtime science writer.