Hubble by the Numbers


Beginning its 25th year of service, NASA takes a look at some of the Hubble Space Telescope’s amazing statistics: Hubble has observed 38,000 celestial targets; around 4000 astronomers from all over the world have used the telescope to probe the universe; Hubble currently generates 844 gigabytes of data per month; and Hubble has orbited Earth more than 3 billion miles along a circular low-Earth orbit. For images and more information about Hubble, visit NASA’s Hubble website.