Learn about the launching satellites, robotic probes, robotic probe Voyager, Hubble telescope, ground stations NASA, star catalog, space telescope institute star catalog
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The Voyager Spacecraft This story takes us to the edge of space. Using balloons and rockets, astronomers have successfully launched several telescopes above the distorting effects of the atmosphere. To explore deep space, NASA’s had great success with robotic probes like voyager that have observed and sent back images of the solar system. Hubble can see objects near the age of the known universe with ten times finer detail than they could be seen from the ground. At the heart of the observatory is an eight-foot mirror ground to near perfection. When pointed at an object, the mirror collects light and sends it to six instruments. Various satellites and ground stations relay at the instruments information, the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Viewing screens then allow scientists to make almost part observations. At the same time, a tremendous amount of that is generated and stored for further study. In order to help astronomers’ plan observations, the Space Telescope Institute has the largest star catalog in the world, containing 19 million celestial objects. The catalog was made by scanning of a 1400 photographic plates of the entire sky. The Hubble telescope allows us to see star systems and planets. But in particular, each designed to look out of the deep space and study deep space astrophysics to look into a realm that until now, we’ve not been able to study well. In our lifetime, space telescopes should match the enormous discoveries made at the very beginning of astronomy.