Hubble Views the Moon to Study Earth

  • Released Thursday, August 6th, 2020
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:44PM

Taking advantage of the total lunar eclipse of January 2019, astronomers, using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, have measured the amount of ozone in the Earth’s atmosphere.

The method used serves as a proxy for how they will observe earthlike planets around other stars in search for worlds similar to our own.

For more information, visit https://nasa.gov/hubble.

Visualizations:
NASA/GSFC: K. Kim — Moonbounce Animation
ESA, NASA and L. Calçada (ESO) — Artist's concept of exoplanet orbiting Fomalhaut
ESA, Hubble, M. Kornmesser —Absorption Lines & Exoplanets
NASA/GSFC: Chris Smith — TOI 700 system transit Animation
ESA, Hubble, M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen — HD 189733b transiting its parent star (artist's impression)
ESA, ESO/L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen (ESA/Hubble) — Exoplanet Transit Method

Videos & Images:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
European Space Agency
Space Telescope Science Institute
January 2019 Moon Image taken by Kevin Hartnett
Artbeats Stock Footage — Footage of leaf
Pond5 Stock Footage — Footage of weeping willow
footagefirm — Footage of sunrise and clouds

Music Credits:
“Life Unplanned” by Paul Saunderson [ PRS ]. Abbey Road Masters [ PRS ], and Universal Production Music

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Credits

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


Missions

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