It is the 25th birthday day of Hubble Telescope.
In case you missed it, last Friday, April 24th was the day NASA sent up a giant piece of technology that looked like a tin can, but with an amazing lens.
Hubble orbits some 347 miles above the earth, and travels at a speed of 17,500 miles per hour! Think of it as a high-speed camera that could probe the universe, and provide us with images and ‘events’ going on in deep space. Like this one.
This one is called ‘Eagle Nebula’
To teachers, this opens up a vast library. Take the official Hubble website www.Hubblesite.org. Among other things, teachers could:
- Take a quick lesson about Dark Energy, or new solar systems
- Visit a gallery so students could download as hi-resolution images
- Preview the next telescope that will follow – known as the James Webb Space Telescope