Hubble Space Telescope

  • Released Friday, December 4th, 2015
  • Updated Friday, August 11th, 2023 at 12:00AM

Overview

Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has changed our fundamental understanding of the universe. Hubble’s unique design, allowing it to be repaired and upgraded with advanced technology by astronauts, has made it one of NASA’s longest-living and most valuable observatories. Today, Hubble continues to provide views of cosmic wonders never before seen and is still at the forefront of astronomy.


The Hubble Space Telescope is an international collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA).


For more information visit us at https://nasa.gov/hubble or follow us on social media @NASAHubble.

Science

These videos feature some of the incredible Hubble Space Telescope scientific discoveries made over more than 32 years of observations.

History

These fully produced Hubble web shorts go over the telescope's history, capabilities, or the people involved with its success.

Career Aspirations

These videos feature the many career paths that the Hubble Space Telescope has available. From the astronauts who fix Hubble to the developers who work on its software, from the scientists who study the data to the people who spread the word about its discoveries, the telescope is supported by people who traveled unique paths to join the Hubble adventure. Learn about their stories and find out how your skills could lead you to NASA.

Iconic Imagery

Some of Hubble's most famous and visually stunning images. For a full catalog of Hubble imagery, search http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/

Hubble's Inside The Image

Series that features in-depth explanations on some of Hubble's most iconic images.

Hubble Science Series

Series that features easy-to-understand explanations on the complicated science discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope over the years.

Documentaries

These documentaries highlight some of the biggest moments and people involved with the Hubble Space Telescope.

Trivia

Hubble Trivia is a miniseries featuring some frequently asked questions and surprising facts about the famous space telescope.

Hubble Tool Time

A six-part mini-series about the tools used on the Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions.

Servicing Missions

Hubble, orbiting 353 miles (569 km) above the surface of Earth, is the first telescope designed for space-based maintenance. Astronauts visiting Hubble have made repairs, replaced parts, and updated its technology with new instruments.

Anniversary Celebrations

Hubble’s unique design, allowing it to be repaired and upgraded with advanced technology by astronauts, has made it one of NASA’s longest-living and most valuable observatories, beaming transformational astronomical images and discoveries to Earth for decades.

These videos commemorate Hubble’s 30th birthday which was celebrated in 2020, and Hubble's 25th birthday which was celebrated in 2015.

Archival Footage

Historical footage of the telescope.

B-Roll

B-roll reels of Hubble facilities or events

Liveshots

Footage from live Hubble news campaigns

Spacecraft Animations

Animations of the Hubble Space Telescope.