Gallery: Hubble's greatest hits - 20th anniversary

Gallery: Hubble's greatest hits - 20th anniversary

Summary: The Hubble space telescope was a total bust after it was dropped from space shuttle Discovery 20 years ago. But some fine tuning turned it into a grand scientific achievement.

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  • This image is a composite of images taken from the Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-Ray Observatory and Spitzer Space Telescope. X-ray data recorded by Chandra appears in blue, infrared light recorded by Spitzer appears in red, and Hubble's observation of hydrogen emission appears in orange.

  • This composite image of the Helix Nebula was taken with both the Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys and the Mosaic II camera on the 4-meter telescope at Chile's Cerro Tololo Inter-American observatory.

    Credit: NASA

  • Messier 82 - where stars are born.

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Topic: Nasa / Space

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