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Hubble Space Telescope
Launched 25 April 1990

What is the Hubble Space Telescope?

"The Hubble Space Telescope is a orbiting telescope whose discoveries have forever altered our knowledge of the universe."

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How did the Hubble Space Telescope get into space?

The Hubble Space Telescope was carried into orbit by the space shuttle in April 1990.

Why is it called the Hubble Space Telescope?

The Hubble Space Telescope named after the American astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889-1953) who discovered the expansion of the universe.

How big is the Hubble Space Telescope?

The Hubble Space Telescope is 13.2 meters (43.5 ft.) long and its maximum diameter is 4.2 meters (14 ft.)

How high in the sky does the Hubble telescope orbit?

The Hubble Space Telescope is 375 miles, or 600 kilometers above the earth

Also on this day ....

ANZAC Day is when Australia and New Zealand honour members of their World War I soldiers. ANZAC means Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

World Malaria Day
The world joining together in the fight to wipe out malaria on the African continent. Malaria kills more than a million people per year; 90 percent of those who die are African children. Although it is a preventable and treatable disease, poverty in Africa makes it a huge killer. Every 30 seconds in Africa a child dies of malaria.

World Penguin Day
Each year, on or around 25th April, penguins migrate northwards. Penguins do not fly and are somewhat clumsy on land,however, penguins are remarkably fast swimmers

Where are Penguins found?
Penguins are seen in the wild in the Southern Hemisphere. They are not all native to Antarctica. Some have resettled in more tropical climes, such as South Africa and the Galapagos Islands.


Penguins around the World

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