Fact Sheet

The Hubble Space Telescope is a joint ESA/NASA project and was launched in 1990 by the Space Shuttle mission STS-31 into a low-Earth orbit 600 km above the ground. During its lifetime Hubble has become one of the most important science projects ever.

News

News

Hubble finds best evidence for elusive mid-size black hole [heic2005]
31 March 2020

New data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have provided the strongest evidence yet for mid-sized black holes in the Universe. Hubble confirms that this "intermediate-mass" black hole dwells inside a dense star cluster.

Astronomers use slime mould to map the Universe's largest structures [heic2003]
10 March 2020

The behaviour of one of nature's humblest creatures and archival data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope are helping astronomers probe the largest structures in the Universe.

Hubble Surveys Gigantic Galaxy [heic2002]
6 January 2020

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has imaged the majestic spiral galaxy UGC 2885, which may be the largest known in the local universe. It is 2.5 times wider than our Milky Way and contains 10 times as many stars.

Hubble watches interstellar comet Borisov speed past the Sun [heic1922]
12 December 2019

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has once again captured comet 2I/Borisov streaking through our Solar System on its way back into interstellar space. At a breathtaking speed of over 175 000 kilometres per hour, Borisov is one of the fastest comets ever seen.

Hubble studies gamma-ray burst with the highest energy ever seen [heic1921]
20 November 2019

New observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have investigated the nature of the gamma-ray burst GRB 190114C.

Announcements

Announcements

Announcing the Hubble Space Telescope Hidden Gems
2 January 2020

In April 2020, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope will celebrate 30 years since its launch. ESA/Hubble has produced a commemorative calendar of the telescope's Hidden Gems that is now available for everyone to use and enjoy.

8-Apr-2020 19:17 UT

ShortUrl Portlet

Shortcut URL

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Special Sites

ESA/Hubble Science Newsletter