light Hubble sees today may have taken thousands, millions, even billions
of years to reach us, carrying the story of events that happened in
the distant past. Click on the pictures at the top of this page to
see how far we are looking back through time.
|From Mars, light
takes just a few minutes to reach Hubble. From Jupiter, a little over
half an hour. From Saturn, a bit more than an hour. From Pluto, about
5 hours. Hubble can observe dramatic changes on the planets and their
moons on the same day they occur.