For two decades, the Hubble Space Telescope has been amassing discoveries that rival those of history’s greatest scientists and explorers. Hubble’s location high above the blurring effects of the atmosphere gives it an unrivaled vantage point for investigating phenomena throughout the cosmos. Utilizing Great Courses lectures by Northwestern University professor of physics and astronomy David Meyer, examine Hubble’s design and structure, and learn how small flaws can cause big problems. Uncover the mysteries of fascinating nebulae, including the Cat’s Eye Nebula and the Crab Nebula. Trace galaxies near and far, including the Sombrero Galaxy and the Antennae Galaxy. We will assess Hubble’s accomplishments by studying a carefully chosen sample of its landmark images in a visual feast that includes many of the greatest discoveries in astronomy during the 1990s and 2000s.
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