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Hubble space telescope

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Original Music by Grace H Ma

For a classroom presentation originally performed in 2008

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Hubble space telescope

  1. 1. September Grace Ma Info Tech 1/12 Hubble Space TelescopeHubble Space Telescope By Grace MaBy Grace Ma
  2. 2. September Grace Ma Info Tech 2/12 OverviewOverview • Science fiction—no longer fiction • The name that transforms astronomy • Hubble Facts • Hubble Vision • Top 10 contributions
  3. 3. September Grace Ma Info Tech 3/12 No Longer the ImpossibleNo Longer the Impossible • Space telescope seen as Sci-Fi in 20thC • After much competition and lobbying, the dream finally came true.
  4. 4. September Grace Ma Info Tech 4/12 ““Hubble”Hubble” • Was named after Edwin Hubble (1889-1953) • Discovery jump-started scientific revolution • Same hope for the telescope
  5. 5. September Grace Ma Info Tech 5/12 ““Hubble”Hubble” • “Hubble”—the brightest name in the history of astronomy.
  6. 6. September Grace Ma Info Tech 6/12 Hubble FactsHubble Facts • Launch Date: April 24, 1990 • Max field of view: 10 billion light years • Cost: 4 billion for manufacture, launching and repair, and 300 million for research yearly.
  7. 7. September Grace Ma Info Tech 7/12 Hubble FactsHubble Facts • Service Life: 20 years • Deorbited: B/t 2013 and 2021 • Successor: James Webb Space Telescope
  8. 8. September Grace Ma Info Tech 8/12 Hubble VisionHubble Vision
  9. 9. September Grace Ma Info Tech 9/12 Top 10 Contributions of HubbleTop 10 Contributions of Hubble 1. Accelerating cosmic expansion & dark energy 2. Age of the universe 3. Black holes at galactic cores 4. Links b/t black holes and quasars 5. Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacting Jupiter
  10. 10. September Grace Ma Info Tech 10/12 Top 10 Contributions of HubbleTop 10 Contributions of Hubble 6. Galaxies long ago & far away (deep field) 7. Planets begin as disks of dust/gas 8. Birth/death of stars and supernova explosions 9. Implosions of giants produce GRBs. 10. Atmospheric composition of planets
  11. 11. September Grace Ma Info Tech 11/12 SummarySummary • Result of an impossible dream come true • Hubble revolutionized our concept of the universe with its striking images
  12. 12. September Grace Ma Info Tech 12/12 CreditsCredits • Powerpoint produced by Grace Ma • Content written by Grace Ma • Music composed, performed and recorded by Grace Ma … Additional thanks to National Geographic (November 2007), How Stuff Works ( http://science.howstuffworks.com/hubble.htm) and About Lymen Spitzer, Jr. (http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/mission/spitzer.shtml) for reference

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