The Hubble Space Telescope

In 1998, the Hubble Space Telescope discovered that the universe is doing what?

  • A. getting smaller
  • B. staying the same as always
  • C. expanding
  • D. acting as a hologram

72% of players knew the correct answer: C., expanding

According to NASA, the Hubble Space Telescope studied very distant supernovas and found that, a long time ago, the universe was expanding more slowly than it is today. This discovery suggested that an inexplicable force, called dark energy, is driving the accelerating expansion of the universe.


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Question of the Day: The Hubble Space Telescope
The universe is doing what?! In this Flashcast, Murray and Tamika discuss the Hubble Space Telescope, some of its awe-inspiring discoveries, and how the universe is like a loaf of bread. (Thank you to our source: Keith from NASA!)

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