A Decade of Discovery
Hubble Trivia
  • In its 10 years of surveying the heavens, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has made 330,000 exposures and probed 14,000 celestial targets.

  • Hubble has whirled around Earth 58,400 times, racking up 1.5 billion miles. That's like making 8 round trips to the Sun.

  • The orbiting observatory's observations have amounted to 3.5 terabytes of data.

  • Each day the telescope generates enough data - 3 to 5 gigabytes — to fill a typical home computer.

  • Hubble's archive delivers between 10 and 15 gigabytes of data a day to astronomers all over the world.

  • Astronomers have published 2,651 scientific papers on Hubble results.

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