Hubble Shoots the Moon

  • Released Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:55PM
  • ID: 10119

In late 2005, NASA turned the Hubble Space Telescope toward the Moon to obtain high resolution images in support of future space exploration. For more on this story, please go to http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/solarsystem/hubble_moon.html.

Launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has revolutionized astronomy by providing unprecedented views of the Universe. Hubble's spectral range extends from the ultraviolet, through the visible, and into the near-infrared. NASA will fly a servicing mission in 2008 to bring two new science instruments to Hubble - the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph and the Wide Field Camera 3. New gyros and batteries will extend Hubble's life through 2013.

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