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Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
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Photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

From its position about 350 miles above Earth’s surface, the refurbished Hubble Space Telescope is well equipped to resume scientific observations. The text describes how the telescope works. A diagram identifies the telescope's science instruments and other important parts.

Facts of interest about the image

The image of Hubble was taken just after the telescope was released from space shuttle Atlantis near the end of Servicing Mission 4 in 2009.

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