Here's a couple of crazy facts about the Hubble:
It completes an orbit of the Earth in about 97 minutes.
It travels at a speed of 5 miles per second. If a car could drive that quickly, it would only take 19 minutes to drive from New York to Los Angelos.
It uses 2800 watts of energy. That's 28 100-watt light bulbs. Less than it takes to run just the floor I work on in the hospital.
Check out some of the pictures the Hubble has taken over the years.
|Star Cluster NGC 290|
|Jet in Carina|
*photos from here*
*facts from here*