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Photo of a galaxy taken by the Hubble telescope.
Photo of a galaxy taken by the Hubble telscope.

The Real Sky: Happy Birthday Hubble!


The Real Sky: Happy Birthday, Hubble!

30 years ago today on April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit! Over the last three decades, Hubble has become one of the world's greatest scientific instruments and has performed science observations that have revolutionized our understanding of the universe.

The Kirkpatrick Planetarium team selected some of their favorite images captured by Hubble. Enjoy this moment of zen!

Learn more about the Hubble Space Telescope from NASA

See more images from Hubble