Who are NASA's Earth and Space Science Explorers?
The middle school students who track weather to study its effect on bursting tree buds. And the scientist studying black holes in distant galaxies. But also the teacher whose class shares Earth science data with students around the world. And the engineer who designs robotic instruments to probe hard-to-reach planets. All of these people are Earth Explorers, Space Science Explorers or both. The Earth Explorers and Space Science Explorers series features NASA explorers, young and old, with many backgrounds and interests.
On its 100,000th orbit of planet Earth, the Hubble Space Telescope peered into a small portion of the Tarantula Nebula, unveiling its stellar nursery. Image Credit: NASAThe hundreds of thousands of images captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have helped determine the age of the universe, shown how galaxies form and shed light on black holes, among many other groundbreaking achievements. More than 6,000 scientific articles have been published based on Hubble data.