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Hubble Accomplishments

image of the galaxy NGC 4603

Age of the Universe

Thanks in part to the Hubble Space Telescope, we know the universe is 13.7 billion years old.

DL Tau image

At Galaxies' Cores

Nearly all galaxies may harbor supermassive black holes.

image of supernova seen by HST

How Planets Form

The Hubble Space Telescope has helped scientists determine the process of how planets are born.

artist concept of HD 189733b

Extrasolar Organic Matter

The Hubble Space Telescope detected the first organic molecule discovered on a planet outside our solar system.

DL Tau image

Dark Energy 

The Hubble Space Telescope detected a distant supernova that suggests the universe only recently began speeding up.

Combination of two Hubble WFC3/UVIS images of the pluto system from June 28 and July 3, 2011 showing known moons and their orbits and new moon P4.

Plutonian Moons

Hubble found four moons around dwarf planet Pluto.


Page Last Updated: December 16th, 2013
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