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Astro Quiz 25: HST Still Working?

Question #25 – 29 Years ago, on April 25, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope deployed into low-Earth orbit from the space shuttle Discovery. Is the Hubble telescope still in operation?

Answer:

Yes, the Hubble Space Telescope is still in operation and sending amazing images of the universe back to Earth. It is expected to continue functioning well into 2020.

See the latest Hubble news and images at HubbleSite.org.

 


The Hubble Space Telescope as seen from the departing Space Shuttle Atlantis.
Image credit: Crew of the space shuttle Atlantis, flying STS-125, HST Servicing Mission 4.

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