Friday, 23 April 2010

Hubble is 20

The Hubble space telescope is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The above photo from Hubble shows a mountain of dust and gas rising in the Carina Nebula. NASA has given it the title Mystic Mountain (2010). It surpasses any painting of the Heavens from the fevered imaginations of religious artists. To download a wallpaper of this beautiful image or choose from many others CLICK. For Hubble's 20th birthday, BBC News has today posted an excellent slideshow of Hubble history by Paul Kerley (CLICK). The voiceover is by Professor Alec Boksenberg from the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge, who was part of the European team that helped build Hubble. Click the title link to message Hubble.


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