Hubble Views Moon to Study Earth

Taking advantage of the total lunar eclipse of January 2019, astronomers, using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, have measured the amount of ozone in Earth’s atmosphere.

The method used serves as a proxy for how they will observe Earth-like planets around other stars in search for worlds similar to our own.

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Music: “Life Unplanned” by Paul Saunderson [PRS], Abbey Road Masters [PRS]; Universal Production Music

Video credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
Paul Morris (USRA): Lead Producer
Krystofer Kim (USRA): Lead Animator
Cassandra Morris: Voice over Talent

NASA/GSFC: K. Kim — Moonbounce Animation
ESA, NASA and L. Calçada (ESO) — Artist’s concept of exoplanet orbiting Fomalhaut
ESA, Hubble, M. Kornmesser —Absorption Lines & Exoplanets
NASA/GSFC: Chris Smith — TOI 700 system transit Animation
ESA, Hubble, M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen — HD 189733b transiting its parent star (artist’s impression)
ESA, ESO/L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen (ESA/Hubble) — Exoplanet Transit Method

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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
European Space Agency
Space Telescope Science Institute
January 2019 Moon Image taken by Kevin Hartnett
Artbeats Stock Footage — Footage of leaf
Pond5 Stock Footage — Footage of weeping willow
footagefirm — Footage of sunrise and clouds

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