- Question 3:
- Why did scientists use the Hubble Space Telescope to observe the Moon?
Our planet’s atmosphere absorbs most
of the ultraviolet light that reaches it, preventing that light
from reaching the ground. The Hubble Space Telescope is orbiting
Earth high above our atmosphere. The ultraviolet light reflected
off the Moon was captured by the telescope before it reached
Earth’s atmosphere, where it would have been absorbed.
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