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Who invented the Hubble Space Telescope?

The Hubble Space Telescope was developed by the United States Space Agency, NASA with valuable contributions from The European Space Agency. Though the funding was obtained in 1970, it was first launched only in 1990 because of the number of problems and delays that included financing. The space telescope takes its name from Edwin Hubble, a famous astronomer who was one of the numerous scientists and engineers whose laborious work in the field of astronomy provided much data which helped NASA build the Hubble space telescope.

Hubble Space Telescope is a large telescope meant for use in space and was launched into space by a space shuttle. The Hubble Space Telescope has been very successful in providing sharp images of universe’s farthest objects. The design itself is of very complex nature consisting of several parameters, and many key specialist organizations were entrusted with the development and construction of various components and systems. The mirror of the telescope was required to be polished to 10 nanometers accuracy. Polishing machines are controlled by specially built sophisticated computers and were used to finish the mirror to the desired shape.

The Hubble Space Telescope has helped astronomers solve mysteries of the universe. It has helped to recalculate the age of the universe and the images by giving valuable inputs to the field of astronomy.

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