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Facts related to the Hubble Space Telescope by the NASA

 

HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE ANNIVERSARIES

 
Hello, people !
On April 24, 1990, NASA LAUNCHED THIS GIANT TELESCOPE FROM Kennedy space centre situated in Florida.
To this date, it has made more than 1.2 million observations.
Among those information, the most interesting ones are the Nebulas
 

Nebulas

Nebulas are interstellar cloud of various ionised gases like hydrogen-helium etc. and dust,
The nebula got its significance as they are the star factories or the active star forming regions.
Nebulas are of the dimension of several light years.
Light years is the distance travelled by light in 1year period, that is 365.25 days
Light year is a unit of measurement of distance in space studies which is equal to the product of
Hubble space telescopes which have been in the orbit for consecutive 26 years. 2016 being the 26th anniversary of Hubble in the orbit.
 

Hubble

Hubble’s anniversary is celebrated with a release of astonishing images of a nebula every year.
Hubble telescope got its name from Edwin Hubble who was the first using huge telescope from earth to watch distant galaxies
Here’s a collection of 5 nebulas released as an anniversary icon of entering of the Hubble telescope in the orbit.

5 Nebulas release

1. 2016- 26th anniversary in orbit

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Picture Courtesy : NASA
Bubble nebula aka Soap Bubble nebula may appear to be delicate but it’s a dense cloud of dust. Its diameter itself is of 7 light years. It is 45 times bigger than our sun and is nearly 7100 light years away from us. Its Catalogue name is NGC-7635
2. 2015 – 25th anniversary in orbit

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Picture Courtesy : NASA
Eagle nebula aka Pillars of Creation. It is 14 light years in length and 6500 light years from us. The newborn stars are actively forming here designing it the name of pillars of creation. Apart from Hubble, it is also imaged with Spitzer telescope in 2007. It was conjectured that these pillars are already destroyed by this time by but since its 6500 light years far from us the light from that event yet needs a massive time to reach us.
3. 2014- 24th anniversary in orbit

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Picture Courtesy : NASA
Monkey head nebula or carina nebula. Its catalogue name is NGC- 2174. Its a churning star forming region. Its 6400 light years away from us.
 
4. 2013- 23rd anniversary in orbit
 

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Picture Courtesy : NASA
Horse head nebula. This nebula is sculpted by stellar winds which have carved the interstellar dust. It is 1500 light years away its shape will be changed in few million years.
5. 2012 – 22nd anniversary in orbit

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Tarantula nebula is so named because its glowing filaments appear like the leg of a spider. It lies in the region of 30 Doradus, hence, also popularly known as 30 Doradus. It is 160,000 light years away from us. It is marked as the most active starburst that is having an abnormally high rate of new star formation region in local galaxies.
 
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Picture Courtesy : https://spaceref.com/ 
 
Conclusion
As a popular quote says, peeping the stars in the night is peeping in the past in real time. Because light from the distant corner of galaxies takes millions of years to reach our planet earth.
Which means the current images we are receiving through our telescopes have occurred millions of years ago, some might have occurred at the time of big bang.
So, these cloudy nebulas may have changed their shape and nature a lot but that will only be perceived by we humans after many generations like ours.
 
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8 Comments

  1. Is NGC 2023 is a part of orion molecular cloud complex. Lyk when v see the orion do we see the stars beyond the horse head nebula? Pls answer me n this bLOg is rilli awsOme.

    1. Hey Black Mamba,, its very cheerful for us that the article draws your interest,,, and we’re responsible for answering your queries but kindly repeat your question in a better way to understand, so we can answer you the best on your expectation…

  2. Wow dis izz rilli amazng n very first blog to illustrate these images so very nicely,n I rilli never read smthng dis much interesting before dis article about hubble space telescopic images….

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