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Hubble Is in Orbit Around the Earth
Hubble is not that far away — only about 600 km (370 miles) above Earth. Its nearly circular orbit takes it once around the planet every 97 minutes. The orbit is inclined (tilted) to the equator at an angle of 28.5 degrees, which means that it never travels farther north than 28.5 degrees N. latitude (the latitude of Cape Canaveral, Florida), or farther south than 28.5 degrees S. latitude (the approximate latitude of Brisbane, Australia).

 

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