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NASA eClips™: How the Hubble Space Telescope is Powered
January 31, 2012

Target: Grades 6-8

Length: 7 minutes 9 seconds

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In this NASA eClips video segment, learn how NASA uses light from the sun to make electricity in order to keep the Hubble Space Telescope powered in space. Learn how batteries store the energy needed to keep the Hubble powered when it is in orbit at night and how solar panels help keep it powered when it orbits in the light. Demonstrations using graphs and mathematical equations help explain what it takes to keep the Hubble powered while in orbit around Earth.

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