Images: NASA celebrates Hubble's sweet 16

Images: NASA celebrates Hubble's sweet 16

Summary: NASA features images--both new and old--in honor of the Hubble Space Telescope's 16 years in space.

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  • Shoemaker-Levy Comet

    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.

  • Neptune

    It's springtime on Neptune.

  • Jupiter moon shadows

    A solar eclipse is rare on Earth, but this photo shows three occurring at the same time on Jupiter. In this Hubble image, three of Jupiter's 16 confirmed moons cast shadows that create black spots. From left to right, they are cast by Ganymede, Io and Callisto. Two of the moons are also visible in this image. Io is the white spot toward the center of the planet; Ganymede is the blue spot in the upper right. Callisto is outside the frame.

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