The Hubble Space Telescope has been answering questions about the universe for over 30 years.
Now it’s your turn to answer some questions about Hubble! Hubble Trivia is a miniseries featuring some frequently asked questions and surprising facts about the famous space telescope.
See if you can answer each trivia question before the answer is revealed!
How far has Hubble seen into the universe?
8.2 billion light-years
11 billion light-years
13.4 billion light-years
19.7 billion light-years
Additional Visualization: ESA/Hubble (Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada).
Music: “In the Beginning” by Christophe La Pinta [SACEM]. Koka Media [SACEM], Universal Publishing Production Music France [SACEM], and Universal Production Music.
What Advantage Does Hubble Space Telescope Have Over Ground-based Telescopes?
It has the largest mirror
It's above Earth's atmosphere
It's closer to cosmic objects
It's a bigger telescope
Additional Visualization: 3D exploration of Pillars of Creation: NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team
Music: “Beyond The Clouds” by Torsti Juhani Spoof via Primetime Productions Ltd.
What wavelengths of light can Hubble see?
All of the above
Additional Visualizations: Wavelength Visualizations: M. Kornmesser
Pan Over Eta Carinae: NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of Arizona, Tucson), and J. Morse (BoldlyGo Institute, New York)
Music: “Touched By A Ray Of Light” by Aidan Patrick Augustine Lavelle (Atmosphere Music Ltd.)
What Has Hubble Helped to Reveal About the Expansion of the Universe?
It's staying the same
It's slowing down
Additional Visualization: Hubble UDF Visualization: NASA, ESA and F. Summers (STScI)
Music:"Touched By A Ray Of Light” by Aidan Patrick Augustine Lavelle via Atmosphere Music Ltd.
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center