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Myth vs Reality: What Hubble Sees

This short video addresses the misconception that Hubble only sees in visible light.
Credits

Frontier Fields
 
 
Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach.
 
All images, illustrations, and videos courtesy of NASA except:
 
 
·       Gravitational lensing animations courtesy of G. Bacon & F. Summers (STScI) and NASA, ESA & L. Calçada
·       Taurus constellation drawing from Firmamentum Sobiescianum sive Uranographia by Johannes Hevelius, courtesy of the United States Naval Observatory
·       Hubble orbit animation courtesy of G. Bacon (STScI)
·       Hubble Space Telescope slewing animation courtesy of ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)
·       Simulation of a lens passing over the Hubble Deep Field courtesy of ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)
·       Background star field courtesy of A. Feild (STScI)
·       Frontier Fields background star field images courtesy of the Digitized Sky Survey
·       Chandra spacecraft illustration courtesy of Northrop Grumman Corporation
·       Animation of the Hubble Space Telescope flying over Earth courtesy of ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser)
 
 
Written by Vanessa Thomas
Designed by Marc Lussier 
Music courtesy of Associated Production Music
Transcript

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 [ELECTRONIC MUSIC] 

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 Top left, a black and white picture of a minotaur. Top right, a color picture of stars. 

Text, MYTH versus REALITY 

Myth side 

Text, The Hubble Space Telescope can only observe visible light. 

Reality side 

Text, In addition to helping us see the visible light of objects and materials in the universe more clearly, Hubble also can observe infrared and ultraviolet light, which are invisible to the human eye. These other forms of light provide different information about what the universe is made of and how it changes over time.