Happy Birthday Hubble!

It is the 22nd Anniversary of the launch of the Hubble space telescope today! As you know, this instrument has produced a wealth of scientific information over the years, as well as lots of wonderful pictures for everyone that broadened and deepened our sense of wonder about this remarkable universe we find ourselves in. The Hubble site is here.

Phil Plait has re-posted his 2010 post “Ten Things You Don’t Know About Hubble”, and so I’m going to point you over there to have a look. (Photo from NASA: The Hubble as seen from the departing space shuttle Altantis after the last servicing mission in May 2009.)

-cvj

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