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NASA eClips™: Hubble Thermal Blanket
January 31, 2012

Target: Grades 6-8

Length: 5 minutes 42 seconds

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This NASA eClips video describes the outer shell material of the Hubble Space Telescope. Because Hubble is exposed to extreme temperatures in space, NASA scientists had to find a way to protect the telescope from the harsh environment. This video explains what material is used and how the thermal material helps protect the telescope.

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