The light path inside Hubble

In this 3D animation the photons leave a spiral galaxy and reach the Hubble Space Telescope. After being reflected by the primary and secondary mirrors, the light reaches the scientific instruments that will register its properties and send it to the scientists on Earth.

ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

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Release date:16 January 2012, 12:06
Duration:31 s
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