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Hubble Telescope - Optical Assembly

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This image depicts a NASA illustration of an Optical Telescope Assembly.  It shows us how the telescope is launched, via one of America's space shuttles, and how its main parts appear in cutaway format.

A space telescope, orbiting above Earth's comparatively turbulent atmosphere, sends thousands of beautiful images to its "home base" team of scientists. 

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Image online, courtesy NASA.

 

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