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Hubble Space Telescope (HST)

An orbiting telescope that collects light from celestial objects in visible, near-ultraviolet, and near-infrared wavelengths. The telescope’s primary mirror is 2.4 m (8 ft) wide. It orbits the Earth about every 96 minutes and is powered by sunlight collected with its two solar arrays.