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Happy 28th Birthday Hubble

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Launched onboard STS-31 Discovery from KSC LC-39B on April 24, 1990; we are embarking on the legendary Hubble Space Telescope’s 28th birthday week. There may be other important telescopes throughout history but none have … Continue reading

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M96 on Spin Cycle

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope & Robert Gendler Image & IAU Leo Constellation Map. If you live in the spiral galaxy, M96 here’s what your home looked like 35 million years ago. Then again, you’re going to have … Continue reading

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Glowing Eye of the Doomed

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope & the Hubble Heritage Team. 6,500 light years away in the constellation Aquila (The Eagle) is NGC 6751; a star whose life has finally met its end. Stars to some extent can … Continue reading

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Happy 25th Birthday Hubble!

Images Credit & Copyright: NASA. On April 24, 1990 at 08:33, STS-031 Discovery (OV-103) and crew lifted off from Launch Complex 39B (LC-39B) at Kennedy Space Center, Florida carrying what would become the single most important scientific instrument ever created … Continue reading

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