Deployment of Hubble Space Telescope from shuttle

Deployment of Hubble Space Telescope from shuttle

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Caption: Deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope from the space shuttle Discovery on 24 April, 1990, during mission STS-31. The telescope is still attached to the shuttle via the remote manipulator arm (bottom) and is seen unfurling the first of its two solar panels (foreground). At left is one of the two dish antennae which will relay commands & data to & from the telescope. The Space Telescope will be able to view objects 50 times fainter and 7 times further away than is possible with existing ground-based optical telescopes. It will also produce images of much higher resolution (detail) because they will not suffer the blurring effect of the Earth's turbulent atmosphere.

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