Even after 25 years, the Hubble Space Telescope is still one of the most valuable tools for exploring the universe. Find out why, enjoy some of its most beautiful images, and learn about some of the amazing discoveries astronomers have made with the telescope since its launch in 1990.
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Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute, Office of Public Outreach
All images, illustrations, and videos courtesy of NASA, ESA, and STScI except:
- Ground-based image of Carina Nebula copyright R. Gendler, J.-E. Ovaldsen, C. Feron, and C. Thone
- Twinkling star movie courtesy of the Applied Optics Group (Imperial College), William Herschel Telescope
- Gran Telescopio Canarias photo courtesy of Victor R. Ruiz
- M51 image from Gran Telescopio Canarias courtesy of OSIRIS/Daniel López (IAC)
- Taurus constellation drawing from Firmamentum Sobiescianum sive Uranographia by Johannes Hevelius, courtesy of the United States Naval Observatory
Music courtesy of Associated Production Music
- Written by Vanessa Thomas
- Designed by Marc Lussier and John Godfrey