Celebrating 30 years of images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope


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  • Wednesday, 01 Jul 2020

Resembling a flaming creature on the run, this image exposes the hidden interior of a dark and dusty cloud in the emission Nebula IC 1396. Young stars previously obscured by dust can be seen here for the first time.

This year marks the 30th year that the Hubble Space Telescope has taken images of outer space, giving mankind glimpses of the stunning beauty of the galaxy.

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched April 24,1990, from the space shuttle Discovery.

Nasa called Hubble the "most significant advance in astronomy since Galileo's telescope".

Hubble has given us better views of our solar system and taken us hundreds of light-years away to the edge of the universe.


Hubble has also given us many images of our neighbouring planet, Mars, as well as Uranus, Neptune, Saturn, and Pluto's five moons.


Images taken by Hubble have contributed immensely to scientists' (and humankind's) understanding of the vast unknown. – Tribune News Service/Nasa

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