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.