HST 100,000th Orbit and a Chance to Win a Special Photograph

Many of us may not know it, but every 97 minutes, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) makes a complete orbit around our planet. Orbit by orbit, Hubble has given us splendid pictures of the universe since it was launched in 1990.

Now, after 18 years in orbit, on 11 August 2008, Hubble will complete its 100,000th orbit around Earth. Moving at 8 km/s, Hubble has travelled 4.38 billion kilometres in space!

HubbleSite is commemorating Hubble’s milestone achievement with the release of a special image, and anyone can join in the celebration. All you need to do is visit HubbleSite, click the “LEARN MORE” at “site highlight” and submit your email to enter a random drawing to win a 16″ x 20″ photograph. You can also click on the “RULES” button for more info.

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~ by thChieh on August 9, 2008.

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