Title: HUBBLE'S BEST: A LITTLE ASTRONOMY TO PUT THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE
The Hubble Telescope is located outside our atmosphere and is rotating the Earth at 539 km above sea level with an orbiting period of about 96 minutes at the speed of 28,000 kmh. It was place in orbit on April 4, 1990 and can obtain images at an 0,1 second of resolution. Dozens of brilliant images are seen including Voyager I, planets such as Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Venus, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Earth, our moon, our sun, and much more. The vibrant colors and breathtaking beauty of Cats Eye Nebula, Glass Nebula, the Milky Way, and satellites, some as far as 100 million light years, provide an astronomy lesson like no other. See Eagle Nebula or M16 found in the Serpent Constellation, where at the center, many stars are forming, creating a wonderful spectacle of gaseous emission. Compared to most in our universe, our "wonderful blue planet" (earth) is tiny. This eight minute program can place the other concerns of our day in a different perspective. This is awesome in the realization that God created all this in its immensity and tiny detail. The creation is continuing far beyond our narrow sphere and the beauty goes on and on. How privileged we are to receive even these small glimpses of the majesty of God's creation. This program challenges us to place our life in perspective, the importance of taking care of our little planet we call earth, and humbly appreciate what we have. 8 minutes.
Media ID: 61689
Length: 8 Min.
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult