|Hubble Space Telescope : Amazing Perspective into Gods Creation|
Launched in April of 1990, this solar power space telescope has given humans the most breathtaking views of the final frontier like nothing else in history. Ground based telescopes are limited by our "fuzzy" atmosphere... When we collaborate with a common shared goal, look at what we create. Our desire to view deeper into the universe of God's amazing creation is granted by this collaborative work of publicly funded national applied science. The images that are created from Hubble's cameras are stitched together, and have become iconic examples to remind us that we are really, really, really small. I also enjoy how the images from the Hubble, on the internet and through computers have democratized accesses to views of the universe from the coolest telescope every created. I was inspired to post this blog posting and the previous blog posting by a talk called "How Great is Our God" by Louie Giglio.
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST), hovers about 350 miles above earth. It orbits the earth every 97 minutes, and enjoys unobstructed views of the universe that no land based telescope can even come close to matching. The HST has been in continuous operation for over 22 years. Last serviced by the now retired space shuttle program in 2009, the HST is expected to continue operating with its then newly installed cameras well into 2014, possibly longer. It was originally designed to be recovered by the space shuttle and returned to earth, but this is no longer possible because the shuttle program has been retired ;(
All Hubble Space Telescope Images Belong to NASA and were sourced from the HST web page image gallery. http://hubblesite.org/