Introduction


HST is a space-based great observatory that observes at ultraviolet through near infrared wavelengths. High resolution imaging and wide-ranging spectroscopic capabilities enable forefront research across all domains of astrophysics. Time on HST is awarded through an open peer-reviewed competition.

 

The Hubble Space Telescope's launch in 1990 sped humanity to one of its greatest advances in that journey. Hubble is a telescope that orbits Earth. Its position above the atmosphere gives it a view of the universe that typically far surpasses that of ground-based telescopes.

More than 29 years since launch, the Hubble Space Telescope continues its role at the forefront of astronomy, ranging from our own Solar System to the high-redshift universe.

Through the middle of the next decade, HST will remain the only space-based telescope providing spectroscopy and high-resolution imaging at UV, optical, and near-infrared wavelengths. With the launch of JWST in 2021, the bold science questions pursued with HST will be bolstered by the complementary capabilities of the two observatories.

part of HST's Legacy ExtraGalactic UV Survey (LEGUS)
NGC 3627, part of the Hubble Space Telescope's Legacy ExtraGalactic UV Survey (LEGUS), the sharpest, most comprehensive ultraviolet-light survey of star-forming galaxies in the nearby universe. The images are a blend of ultraviolet light and visible light from Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys.

HST For the Public


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Observatory News

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Resources

Press Releases

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Hubble Finds Best Evidence for Elusive Mid-Sized Black Hole
March 31, 2020
Hubble Finds Best Evidence for Elusive Mid-Sized Black Hole
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NASA Awards Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2020
March 25, 2020
NASA Awards Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2020
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Quasar Tsunamis Rip Across Galaxies
March 19, 2020
Quasar Tsunamis Rip Across Galaxies
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Upcoming STScI Events

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14 Apr 2020
Hubble at 30

EVENT UPDATE The Space Telescope Science Institute has decided to postpone the 14th Annual Bahcall Lecture which was scheduled for April 14, 2020. A new date will be announced...

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5 May 2020
Public Lecture Series: May

More information to be announced.

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1-3 Jun 2020
JWST at the 236th American Astronomical Society Meeting

The 236th American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting will include updates to help the astronomical community prepare for JWST science. 

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