Saturday, April 24, 2010

Happy twentieth Anniversary Hubble!

New image of a stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years from Earth
Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was launched twenty years ago today and has provided humanity with much groundbreaking knowledge and awe inspiring imagery of the universe since then. The anniversary is being marked with a new spectacular image of star birth. As HST continues its epic mission of discovery, bigger and more powerful space telescopes are being planned.

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