Hubble Space Telescope: 20 Years of Awesome Science
On April 22, NASA announced 20 years of Hubble Space Telescope pictures. Yes, our little buddy Hubble has been up there for 20 years, happily sending images back to us. NASA has collected videos, a Greatest Hits photo archive, and even a book showing Hubble's best work. Here's my favorite Hubble photo:
After the jump, a few more awesome Hubble pics....
Hubble Captures Spectacular "Landscape" in the Carina Nebula
Southern Crab Nebula He2-104
Helix Nebula (Closeup)
Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Bombards Jupiter
The Orion Nebula's Trapezium Cluster
There's a NASA-tastic video celebrating the 20 year anniversary through a series of interviews with scientists. Unfortunately NASA's video embedding code doesn't work very well, so I can't include the video in this post directly. Check out the video here for an overview of what Hubble has done for scientists over 20 years, including specifics of why Hubble is important, and what makes it different from ground telescopes.
Share Your Favorites!
The best Hubble gallery I've found so far is this HubbleSite album. Got a favorite Hubble pic? Post a link in the comments!