Sunday, April 25, 2010

Belated Birthday Greetings to Hubble

Yesterday was 20th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope on board the Discovery (STS-31). Pretty amazing - makes me proud to be an optical engineer. And of course after last year's final service mission, HST is better than ever. It continues to produce great science and beautiful imagery like this portrait of a stellar nursery in the Carina Nebula which has been dubbed "Mystic Mountain." For a quick review of Hubble's history and "greatest hits," check out this cool NASA Flash feature.

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