February 8, 2001:
How old is the universe? How big is it? What is its fate? Where did the planets, stars, and galaxies come from? Are we alone here? Scientists seeking answers to these age-old questions?which have eluded humankind for centuries?have made astounding progress using NASA's orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. Now anyone with access to the World Wide Web can go online to visit Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe, a popular Smithsonian exhibition highlighting Hubble's unique contributions to our understanding of the universe. The new Web site seeks to simulate the experience of visiting the actual exhibition, which is now touring the United States.
Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe is a special feature of HubbleSite (http://hubble.stsci.edu), Hubble's official online home and the Web's most comprehensive source of Hubble news, pictures, information, and educational resources.See the rest: