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    THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE

    created by GRusso on 2012.04.15

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    The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was carried into orbit by a Space Shuttle in 1990 and remains in operation.. A 2.4-meter (7.9 ft) aperture telescope in low Earth orbit, Hubble's four main instruments observe in the near ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared. The telescope is named after the astronomer Edwin Hubble.

    Hubble's orbit outside the distortion of Earth's atmosphere allows it to take extremely high-resolution images with almost no background light. Hubble's Deep Field has recorded some of the most detailed visible-light images ever, allowing a deep view into space and time. Many Hubble observations have led to breakthroughs in astrophysics, such as accurately determining the rate of expansion of the universe.

    Although not the first space telescope, Hubble is one of the largest and most versatile, and is well known as both a vital research tool and a public relations boon for astronomy. The HST was built by the United States space agency NASA, with contributions from the European Space Agency, and is operated by the Space Telescope Science Institute. The HST is one of NASA's Great Observatories, along with the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

    If you are wondering how I made it round, well... let's say it took a lot of "technic" parts and a lot of creativity. Can't really say more than that. :)

    A LEGO model of this amazing piece of space engineering would come as a perfect homage to its 25th anniversary in 2015 (little more than a year from now).

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    I would like to thank GlenBricker for posting this project numerous times in his amazing Blog from which I am sure lots of supports have come as his, is one of the most recognized blogs within the CUUSOO and LEGO community.

    Very special thanks to Richard for his article on Brick Fanatics

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    I hope you all like it and support. Please feel free to ask any questions or post any suggestions, and if you don't feel this project is worth of your support, take a few seconds to let me know why. Your comments and critiques are always most welcome as they are my best source for improvement.

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    You are also invited to take a look at my other projects:

    HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE
    NASA: ALL TERRAIN TRANSPORT Prototype X1
    MARS BASE (Modular with interiors)
    NASA S.E.V. (Space Excursion Vehicle)
    BACK TO THE FUTURE TRAIN
    Roman Colosseum
    RESEARCH LAB SUBMARINE (Modular with interiors)
    THE TIME MACHINE

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    Last but not least, some of you are under the impression that I am a good LEGO builder, so if you really believe that, then please take a look at some of my favorite projects:

    Douglas DC-3 by Ssorg
    Buffalo Airways / Ice Pilots DC-3 by Ssorg
    Corellian Defender with Satele Shan, Qyzen Fess, & C2-N2 by GlenBricker
    The Discworld, Now including Rincewind! Oook! by GlenBricker
    - Mega Man Project - by Alatariel
    US Coast Guard HC-130 Herculest by mmbace
    Apollo-Soyuz Mission by mmbace
    Dragon Slayers by lizardman
    Sea Monster Attack! by lizardman
    The Spirit of Freedom by JonHall18
    Assault on Wayne Manor by Darthky
    Chibi Lego builds ( CHIBO'S ) STAR WARS - Clones Red, Blue and Orange by Darthky
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    Congratulations on 1,000 Supporters!

    2013.11.21

    Today marks Edwin Hubble's birthday, so what an appropriate day for this project to cross its first milestone here. For anyone who has gained inspiration or insight from the Hubble Telescope, this project would be a must have. The design captures the telescope's beauty and mystery splendidly.

    Good luck as you journey into the far reaches of space....and toward 10,000 supporters!

    The LEGO CUUSOO Team


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