Each day, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope collects enough
information and images to fill five encyclopedias. Now, anyone
with access to a computer and the World Wide Web can see the
most exciting pictures captured by the world’s first space-
based optical telescope.

A new Web site, “Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the
Universe,” highlights the unique contributions to astronomy by
this tireless observatory. The exhibition was developed by the
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), Baltimore, MD, in
collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution.

The new Internet portal seeks to simulate the experience of
visiting the Smithsonian exhibition, which is now touring the
country. Support for developing this exhibition was provided
by NASA and the Lockheed-Martin corporation.

Since its launch in 1990, the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope
has provided unprecedented views of the Universe. Using
spectacular Hubble images, the exhibition and its companion
Web site take visitors on a fascinating exploration of Martian
weather, colliding galaxies, the tumultuous life cycles of
stars, very distant celestial objects, and even a comet
colliding with Jupiter.

The Web site shares many of the physical exhibition’s features
– such as videos, a roadmap of how long the light from
different objects in space takes to reach us here on Earth and
virtual reality activities – which gives users a true hands-on
experience of the orbiting observer.

“Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe” is a
special feature of HubbleSite, Hubble’s official online home
and the Web’s most comprehensive source of Hubble news,
pictures, information and educational resources. Both Web
sites were developed by STScI, which manages the science
program for the Hubble Space Telescope and is operated by the
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc.
for NASA, under contract with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight
Center, Greenbelt, MD.

The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international
cooperation between NASA and the European Space Agency.

To experience the new “Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of
the Universe,” visit:


The Hubble’s official online science Web site is located at: