Hitching a ride into orbit with the space shuttle Discovery in April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has taken incredibly clear and detailed images for almost twenty years. After some initial forestalling of the launch and eventual problems with one its mirrors, the Telescope has proven to be an invaluable aid for astronomers and is scheduled to be replaced in 2013 by the brand spanking new James Webb Space Telescope – named after James E. Webb, the second administrator of NASA.
Here are a few of Hubble’s greatest moments.
by Max Drake
(Freelance writer and artist for GritFX.)