Hubblecast 38: Hubble in popular culture

When Hubble was launched in 1990, every astronomer knew it had an opportunity to make profound breakthroughs in science. A few realised its potential as a tool for inspiring people with awe for the Universe. But could anyone have predicted how deeply Hubble would become embedded in popular culture?


Visual design & Editing: Martin Kornmesser
Animations: Martin Kornmesser
Web Technical Support: Lars Holm Nielsen & Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by: Olivier Usher
Narration: Gaitee Hussain
Music: movetwo
Additional images

Hubble-skinned guitar: Design by Wrap Edge, Submitted by Nathanial Burton-Bradford
California Guitar Trio:
Design by Pablo Mandel, Submitted by Pablo Mandel
From the album Binaural by Pearl Jam, released by Epic Records. Submitted by Michel Grabois
National Geographic:
From the April 1997 issue of National Geographic, published by the National Geographic Society
Axon D’luxe. Submitted by C Renee James
Hubble Firefox: 
Firefox logo is a trademark of the Mozilla Foundation. Submitted by C Giocoli
Hubble skates:
plus41, Submitted by C Giocoli
Hubble at NY Fashion Week:
Photos and design by Ruffian. Submitted by Viviana Nero
Second Life gown:
Design by Patricia Anderson. Submitted by Patricia Anderson
Hubble toast:
Photo by Lina Isabel Pires Canas. Submitted by Lina Isabel Pires Canas
Hubble watermelon:
Photo by Sezgin Babacan. Submitted by Sezgin Babacan
Lovell Telescope:
Photos by Alastair Gunn and Anthony Holloway (Jodrell Bank Observatory, University of Manchester). Submitted by Alastair Gunn
My Hubble:
Sculpture by Peter Hennessey, photos by Peter Hennessey and Brian Waldron. Submitted by Lina Isabel Pires Canas

Directed by: Olivier Usher
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen

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Release date:1 September 2010, 15:00
Related announcements:ann1010
Duration:05 m 51 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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