Saturday, April 24, 2010

20th anniversary of the Hubble space telescope

Space shuttle Discovery roared into orbit on 24 April 1990 with a most precious cargo, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. In the two decades since, teams of astronauts working from other shuttles repaired the orbiting eye on the universe and extended its abilities far beyond what was thought possible for longer than many thought realistic.

The spectacular images from the telescope have been turned into impressive books on the solar system and the cosmos.

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