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Message 1667750 - Posted: 20 Apr 2015, 21:09:06 UTC

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NASA is celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary with a variety of events highlighting its groundbreaking achievements and scientific contributions with activities running April 20-26.

Hubble, the world’s first space telescope, was launched on April 24, 1990 aboard the space shuttle Discovery. In its quarter-century in orbit, the observatory has transformed our understanding of our solar system and beyond, and helped us find our place among the stars.
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Message 1669464 - Posted: 24 Apr 2015, 18:09:26 UTC - in response to Message 1667750.  



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Message 1669549 - Posted: 24 Apr 2015, 22:01:16 UTC - in response to Message 1669464.  

Happy Anniversary Hubble. :-)



A glittering tapestry of young stars flares to life in these detailed close-up NASA Hubble Space Telescope photos of star cluster Westerlund 2 that are being released in celebration of Hubble's 25 years of exploring the universe since its launch on April 24, 1990.
Credits: NASA/ESA

A new window to the universe opened for humanity on the morning of April 24, 1990, when NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope was lofted into space, riding atop a Promethean flame from the space shuttle Discovery.

"Even the most optimistic person to whom you could have spoken back in 1990 couldn’t have predicted the degree to which Hubble would re-write our astrophysics and planetary science textbooks," said Charlie Bolden, NASA administrator and pilot of the mission that brought Hubble into orbit. "A quarter century later, Hubble has fundamentally changed human understanding of the universe and our place in it."

Hubble’s scientific payoff has been immeasurable; it has shown us the universe as we never imagined.

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasa-s-hubble-space-telescope-celebrates-25-years-of-unveiling-the-universe
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Message 1669674 - Posted: 25 Apr 2015, 4:36:50 UTC

I know all the arguments about HST only being a tool and that when it no longer can do it's job it will be time to plunge it into the atmosphere and burn it up, but I can't help but feel it deserves to be preserved somehow.
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Message 1669915 - Posted: 25 Apr 2015, 18:48:31 UTC - in response to Message 1669674.  

I know all the arguments about HST only being a tool and that when it no longer can do it's job it will be time to plunge it into the atmosphere and burn it up, but I can't help but feel it deserves to be preserved somehow.


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Message 1672733 - Posted: 1 May 2015, 20:14:35 UTC

Happy B-Day dear Hubble!
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Message 1673139 - Posted: 2 May 2015, 20:09:32 UTC
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Happy 25th birthday, Hubble!
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