Learn about the largest telescope in the world that is orbiting Earth, the Hubble Space Telescope. Read about the history of its development, what it does, how it is serviced, its orbit, and how it works in space. Sites include images of the telescope, schema, and instructions how to build a paper model.
Advance through the slide show to learn the history of telescopes: from Galileos invention to the Hubble space telescope. View photos and animation and answer question while progressing through the site.
Learn here how black and white pictures from Hubble are translated into natural colors. The site has an informative slide show and an interactive activity where kids can create a color image by using its red, green, and blue copy.