Hubble Science: Planetary Missions, Fossils of our Solar System

  • Released Thursday, January 19, 2023

When the Hubble Space Telescope launched, one of its main goals was to learn more about our incredible universe.

While we’re used to Hubble images coming from thousands of light-years away, Hubble is also capable of looking at objects in our solar system. Using Hubble, astronomers have been able to help planetary missions, like New Horizons and Lucy, plan out their own discoveries.

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Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Producer & Director: James Leigh

Editor: Lucy Lund

Director of Photography: James Ball

Additional Editing & Photography: Matthew Duncan

Executive Producers: James Leigh & Matthew Duncan

Production & Post: Origin Films

Video Credits:
Hubble Space Telescope Animations
Credit: M. Kornmesser (ESA/Hubble)

Lucy Mission Animations
Credit: NASA GSFC Conceptual Image Lab & NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio

New Horizons Animations

Music Credits:
“Cosmic Call” by Immersive Music via Shutterstock Music

“Night Call” by Timothy Paul Handels [SABAM] via Pedigree Cuts [PRS] and Universal Production Music

Vertical Version

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Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. However, please credit individual items as indicated above.

Release date

This page was originally published on Thursday, January 19, 2023.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 11:43 AM EDT.


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