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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  • Hubble has recorded events in our solar system. On July 24, 1994, the Hubble grabbed headlines with spectacular pictures of the Comet Shoemaker-Levy breaking up and then crashing into Jupiter. There are actually eight different crash sites in this photo.

    Credit: NASA

  • On July 4-5, 2005, Hubble recorded the impact of a projectile that was launched by the spacecraft Deep Impact on a comet.

  • Hubble captured four of Saturn's largest moons passing in front of the planet at the same time. Titan is the orange moon casting the northern most shadow. Near the ring plane is Mimas. Farther to the left are the bright moon Dione and the fainter moon Enceladus.

    Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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