Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble celebrates 20 years of awe and discovery
At times, Hubble’s starry odyssey has played out like a space soap opera: with broken equipment, a bleary-eyed primary mirror and even a Space Shuttle rescue/repair mission cancellation. But the ingenuity and dedication of Hubble scientists, engineers and NASA and ESA astronauts have allowed the observatory to rebound time and time again. Its crisp vision continues to challenge scientists with exciting new surprises and to enthral the public with ever-more evocative colour images.
NASA, ESA and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) are celebrating Hubble’s journey of exploration with stunning new pictures that could be seen on their website www.spacetelescope.org. Another exciting part of the anniversary will be the start of the new IMAX film "Hubble 3D" about the space telescopes last servicing mission, which we are presenting you here in a trailer version.