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Celebrating 30 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

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Do you want to see what the Hubble Space Telescope is looking at right now? Check out SpaceTelescopeLive to find out!

Despite the fact it was launched in 1990 as the first major optical telescope to be placed in space, the Hubble Space Telescope remains in operation to this day and continues to contribute to our understanding of the universe.

Did you know that it takes Hubble about 95 minutes to complete one orbit of the earth, travelling at around 17,000 miles per hour (27,300 kilometres per hour)? The telescope is so accurate that it is able to lock onto a target and remain steady without deviating more than the width of a human hair seen at the distance of 1 mile.

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