Sunday, 26 April 2015

Hubble is 25

The US-European Hubble Space Telescope is 25 years old. It was launched into orbit by the space shuttle Discovery on 24 April 1990. The BBC is celebrating Hubble's birthday with a small collection of mind-blowing images it has sent to Earth over the years (CLICK). Shown is the Eagle Nebula. Who could have imagined the beauty of such pictures from deep in space? Hubble has helped astronomers calculate the age of the Universe: about 13.7 billion years old. That upsets a few antiquated theories about the Creation.


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