NASA is building a new telescope

NASA is building a new telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope is turning 25 years old in April 2015 (this year).

Long before many of your were born, scientists at NASA started thinking about ways to look at what was beyond the Earth. 

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990, and still remains active.

It's large... with a 2.4-meter mirror that is coated with special chemicals to observe objects in different light conditions.

The telescope is named after the astronomer Edwin Hubble, who was an American astronomer who played a very important role in the study of objects outside of Earth's atmosphere.

But, 25 years after it first started working, scientists are building a brand new and more powerful telescope to replace Hubble with.

Technology in 2015 is vastly better than what it was when the HST was being built and that can only mean one thing... more pictures and better definition of space.

Watch this video on the Hubble Space Telescope to learn about where it all began.

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