You may have seen the James Webb Space Telescope discussed a lot this week but Hubble Space Telescope It was once the most famous.
The James Webb Telescope will one day succeed the Hubble Telescope, but it will be difficult to replace some of the most amazing space images taken by the old craft.
For the past three decades, the Hubble telescope has been beaming stunning images of space back to Earth.
The images and data that Hubble has collected so far have changed and enhanced our understanding of the universe.
Pillars of Creation
This image was taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in 1995.
It is called the Pillars of Creation and shows a small portion of the Eagle Nebula.
It spans 4 to 5 light years from the nebula, which is about 70 x 55 light years across.
A nebula is just a large cloud of dust and gas in space.
This stunning image of Jupiter clearly shows a “enormous storm” swirling above the surface.
The so-called Great Red Point is wider than Earth, with strong winds reaching 425 miles per hour.
Galaxy optical illusion
Astronomy scientists Galaxy spotted In the distant universe it appears repeatedly in the night sky at least 12 times.
This unusual scene was captured using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope with the goal of giving scientists a better understanding of the early universe.
The galaxy that appears several times in the image is called Sunburst Arc.
It is about 11 billion light-years away.
Saturn’s rings and aurora borealis
This stunning image of Saturn shows its detailed rings as well as the event of the aurora borealis.
It shows the aurora borealis over the north pole region of Saturn.
We also have aurora borealis in our polar regions here on Earth, like the northern lights.
This ghostly face was photographed staring at us from deep space.
It’s actually a rare picture of a galaxy collision.
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