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Missions
CryoSat-2 - Europe's ice mission

CryoSat-2 - Europe's ice mission

CryoSat-2 - Europe's ice mission

Hinode - Japanese mission to investigate the Sun
Hinode - Japanese mission to investigate the Sun
The Japanese Hinode mission is studying the processes involved in solar flares and Coronal Mass Ejections. These events send billions of tonnes of particles spewing out into space and can have a major effect on the Earth.
Hubble Space Telescope (HST) - Our window on the Universe
Hubble Space Telescope (HST) - Our window on the Universe
The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most important astronomical projects of all time. Orbiting 600 km above the Earth at eight kilometres every second, Hubble is our window into the cosmos.

The Hubble Space Telescope has had a major impact in almost every area of astronomy. From magnificent views of deep space to the origin of the Universe itself, Hubble has witnessed the birth and death of stars, has detected new planets, massive cosmic explosions and monster black holes.