Space is awesome!

I may be giving too much away here, but I remember when the Hubble space telescope was launched into space in 1990, and the tense weeks that followed when the boffins who built her realised that there was something wrong with Hubble’s optics. Luckily Hubble was built with space maintenance in mind, and in 1993, 3 years after the launch, astronauts were able to fix the issue with Hubble’s giant mirror. Then it wasn’t long before we were treated to amazingly clear images of our galaxy and beyond as Hubble delved into the wider universe taking happy snaps of galaxies, nebulas, supernovas and everything in between.
Named after observational cosmologist (now that’s a job title!) Edwin Hubble, this awesome telescope is still bringing us amazing images of space today and has been responsible for some pretty sweet discoveries.  Though it is scheduled to be replaced sometime after 2018, which is a bit sad, we can still take heart in the awesomeness of space that Hubble has revealed to us through it’s pictures.

http://hubblesite.org/

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