Deployment of Hubble

This image shows the Hubble Space Telescope being taken into low orbit by the Space Shuttle Discovery.It was photographed 332 miles above the Earth. Hubble is one of the biggest and well known space telescopes and is named after the astronomer Edwin Hubble.Its position outside of the Earth’s atmosphere means that it can take very high quality images into deep space. Hubble has allowed breakthroughs in physics, such as finding out how fast the universe is growing.