Hubblecast 36: Gifts from the sky: honouring 20 years of Hubble

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Throughout its 20-year career, while moving at a staggering 28 000 kilometres per hour, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has made more than 930 000 observations and snapped over 570 000 images of 30 000 celestial objects. It has made more than 110 000 trips around our planet while collecting more than 45 terabytes of data, enough information to fill nearly 5800 DVD movies. Astronomers using Hubble data have published more than 8700 scientific papers, making it one of the most productive scientific instruments ever built. Join Dr J as he reviews the life of this prized observatory and presents it the Cosmic Lifetime Achievement Award for the scientific and artistic gifts it has given us.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble
Visual design & Editing: Martin Kornmesser Animations: Martin Kornmesser
Web Technical Support: Lars Holm Nielsen & Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by: Colleen Sharkey
Host: Dr. J
Narration: Gaitee Hussain
Cinematography: Peter Rixner
Music: movetwo & John Dyson from the CDs Darklight and Moonwind  
Additional animations: ESO & NASA/JPL-Caltech
Directed by: Colleen Sharkey
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
Acknowledgement: Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

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Release date:23 April 2010, 10:00
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Duration:12m 29s

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