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The main purpose was to collect pictures, as it was, and is, a very high-tech and high-quality telescope. It was constantly take billions of pictures throughout each day, and send them back to NASA.

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Up until the deployment of the Hubble space telescope, all telescopes were Earth based and had the disadvantage of having to peer at the stars through the Earths atmosphere.

The Earths atmosphere introduces a large amount of distortion when viewing distant objects through a telescope. Placing a telescope in space eliminates this and provides a much clearer image and can examine much more distant objects.

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HST is used by many different scientific groups and universities from many different nations. Though anyone can apply for observation time, and there are no restrictions on nationality or academic affiliation, priority is given to scientists from the host nations (United States and countries of the European Space Agency) that helped fund and build HST in the '70's and 80's, and contributed to its servicing and operation.

Even an amateur astronomer can request time. The Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute here in Maryland at the Johns Hopkins campus can donate what's known as "Director's Discretionary Time" for amateur astronomer viewing requests.

However, as request proposals are many and observation time is limited, competition is fierce to gain access. There are also specific criteria in the proposal application that must be met with the request in order to justify use of HST.

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Check out the website in the related links. Over there they have pictures of the Hubble telescope, and pictures that were taken with it, plus information on how it works and how to track it in its orbit.

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to take pictures that ppeople can't see with any other telescope

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The Hubble Space Telescope it used to take pictures of distant objects in space.

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The Hubble space telescope is an orbiting telescope used to observe a large variety of things, such as X-Rays, Gamma rays, Microwaves, Visible Spectrum images, and so on.

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Go to the related link to see a huge collection of photos of the HST from various angles, as well as photos of astronauts working on it.

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Click on my Supervisor link and go to my bio - some of the pics of HST in orbit are there from my days of working on the various Servicing Missions.

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the hubble telescope is used to view of planets

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