THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE
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The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was carried into orbit by a Space Shuttle in 1990 and remains in operation.. A 2.4-meter (7.9 ft) aperture telescope in low Earth orbit, Hubble's four main instruments observe in the near ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared. The telescope is named after the astronomer Edwin Hubble.
Hubble's orbit outside the distortion of Earth's atmosphere allows it to take extremely high-resolution images with almost no background light. Hubble's Deep Field has recorded some of the most detailed visible-light images ever, allowing a deep view into space and time. Many Hubble observations have led to breakthroughs in astrophysics, such as accurately determining the rate of expansion of the universe.
Although not the first space telescope, Hubble is one of the largest and most versatile, and is well known as both a vital research tool and a public relations boon for astronomy. The HST was built by the United States space agency NASA, with contributions from the European Space Agency, and is operated by the Space Telescope Science Institute. The HST is one of NASA's Great Observatories, along with the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.
If you are wondering how I made it round, well... let's say it took a lot of "technic" parts and a lot of creativity. Can't really say more than that. :)
A LEGO model of this amazing piece of space engineering would come as a perfect homage to its 25th anniversary in 2015 (little more than a year from now).
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I would like to thank GlenBricker for posting this project numerous times in his amazing Blog from which I am sure lots of supports have come as his, is one of the most recognized blogs within the CUUSOO and LEGO community.
Very special thanks to Richard for his article on Brick Fanatics
I hope you all like it and support. Please feel free to ask any questions or post any suggestions, and if you don't feel this project is worth of your support, take a few seconds to let me know why. Your comments and critiques are always most welcome as they are my best source for improvement.
You are also invited to take a look at my other projects:
HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE
NASA: ALL TERRAIN TRANSPORT Prototype X1
MARS BASE (Modular with interiors)
NASA S.E.V. (Space Excursion Vehicle)
BACK TO THE FUTURE TRAIN
RESEARCH LAB SUBMARINE (Modular with interiors)
THE TIME MACHINE
Last but not least, some of you are under the impression that I am a good LEGO builder, so if you really believe that, then please take a look at some of my favorite projects:
Douglas DC-3 by Ssorg
Buffalo Airways / Ice Pilots DC-3 by Ssorg
Corellian Defender with Satele Shan, Qyzen Fess, & C2-N2 by GlenBricker
The Discworld, Now including Rincewind! Oook! by GlenBricker
- Mega Man Project - by Alatariel
US Coast Guard HC-130 Herculest by mmbace
Apollo-Soyuz Mission by mmbace
Dragon Slayers by lizardman
Sea Monster Attack! by lizardman
The Spirit of Freedom by JonHall18
Assault on Wayne Manor by Darthky
Chibi Lego builds ( CHIBO'S ) STAR WARS - Clones Red, Blue and Orange by Darthky