Happy 25th Birthday Hubble!

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Images Credit & Copyright: NASA.

On April 24, 1990 at 08:33, STS-031 Discovery (OV-103) and crew lifted off from Launch Complex 39B (LC-39B) at Kennedy Space Center, Florida carrying what would become the single most important scientific instrument ever created for our study and understanding of the universe; the Hubble Space Telescope.

In the last 20 years it has produced massive amounts of scientific data. Data that’s revolutionized our understanding of the universe and our own solar system all the while, delivering mind blowing images that have inspired countless children and adults alike to keep looking up. Who knows how many scientists today were shaped by what they witnessed in the form of Hubble imagery.

Some of Hubble’s most notable works to date have been the “Deep Field” collection which still produces an incredible sense of wonder when seen even for the thousandth time. Hubble, through pinpoint accuracy, has allowed…

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