Question Sheet: Hubble Lives On


Before reading:

  1. Constructing a telescope in space is much harder — and costs much more —

    than building one on Earth. Why would scientists go through the extra trouble of

    constructing some telescopes in space (what would the benefits be)?

  2. What extra problems will scientists have when building, servicing and

    eventually shutting down space telescopes?

During reading:

  1. How old is the Hubble telescope?
  2. Name three special things this telescope has captured in its images and

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