omg this is so gorgeous

{ when morning opens up the skies }


I have a huge problem! I made a couple of gifs with Marzia but I can’t post it! I have heard that this may be some colour problem :(

Pewdiepie: Hey hows it going Bros? I'm here with..
Marzia: Cutiepie! :3
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The Hubble Space Telescope was launched on April 24, 1990.  Since then, it has provided us with some amazing images of stars, nebulae, galaxies and other objects.  It is expected to function until 2014, when it will be replaced by the James Webb Telescope.

To celebrate the launch date of the HST, here are some Hubble facts, via

Hubble facts

The Hubble Space Telescope is a joint project between NASA and the European Space Agency. Here are some basic facts about the telescope and the mission, courtesy the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), which operates Hubble for NASA:

Telescope size

  • Length: 43.5 ft (13.2 m)
  • Weight: 24,500 lb (11,110 kg)
  • Maximum Diameter: 14 ft (4.2 m)

Mission facts

  • Launch: April 24, 1990 from space shuttle Discovery (STS-31)
  • Deployment: April 25, 1990
  • Servicing Mission 1: December 1993
  • Servicing Mission 2: February 1997
  • Servicing Mission 3A: December 1999
  • Servicing Mission 3B: February 2002
  • Servicing Mission 4: May 2009

Spaceflight stats

  • Orbit: Average altitude of 307 nautical miles (569 km, or 353 miles), inclined 28.5 degrees to the equator.
  • Time to Complete one orbit: 97 minutes
  • Speed: 17,500 mph (28,000 kph)

Data data

Hubble transmits about 120 gigabytes of science data every week. That would be roughly 3,600 feet (1,097 meters) of books on a shelf. The collection of pictures and data is stored on magneto-optical disks.


  • Energy Source: The Sun
  • Mechanism: Two 25-foot solar panels
  • Power usage: 2,800 watts
  • Batteries: 6 nickel-hydrogen (NiH), with a storage capacity equal to 20 car batteries


  • Primary Mirror Diameter: 94.5 in (2.4 m)
  • Primary Mirror Weight: 1,825 lb (828 kg)
  • Secondary Mirror Diameter: 12 in (0.3 m)
  • Secondary Mirror Weight: 27.4 lb (12.3 kg)

Full Article

(via science-junkie)