Hubble Space Telescope Celebrates 28 Years: Live Interviews on April 20, 2018

  • Released Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hubble Space Telescope Celebrates 28 Years of Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe
World’s Iconic Telescope Reveals Another Breathtaking New View for Its Anniversary

Space exploration and discovery has come a long way since NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990. Two awe-inspiring new images of the Lagoon Nebula will be revealed on Hubble’s 28th anniversary — a testament to the telescope’s longevity and continuous innovation. Astronauts have performed five servicing missions to install more advanced technology on Hubble over its lifetime, making it possible for the telescope to continue pushing the boundaries of exploration.

The spectacular new images of the heart of the Lagoon Nebula will showcase a region that is just 4,000 light-years away from Earth and has never been seen before in such exquisite detail. Hubble captured two stunning versions of the nebula — one image in the visible light spectrum and one in the infrared. The star-filled images showcase billowing clouds of gas and streamers of dust at the heart of this stellar nursery, the birthplace of stars.

Suggested Questions:

1. What are we seeing in this new image being released of the Lagoon Nebula?
2. How can viewers find the Lagoon Nebula in the night sky?
3. The Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 28th anniversary. How has Hubble changed our understanding of the universe?
4. What other interesting discoveries has Hubble made lately?
5. Where can we learn more?

Questions for longer interviews:

1. How is Hubble doing after being in orbit for 28 years?
2. We’ve been living in a golden era of discovery, and Hubble has been a big part of that science. How far have we come since the launch of Hubble?
3. What are some interesting things Hubble has seen in our own solar system?

Live Shot Details:

Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Greenbelt, Maryland


Dr. Jeffrey Hayes / NASA Scientist
Dr. Michelle Thaller / NASA Scientist
Dr. Antonella Nota / ESA Hubble Project Scientist
Dr. Heidi Hammel / AURA Planetary Scientist
Dr. Susana Deustua / Associate Scientist/ Space Telescope Science Institute [en Español]


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This page was originally published on Thursday, April 12, 2018.
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