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Hubble Telescope Turns 30, Delivers Stunning Birthday Image
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Hubble Telescope Turns 30, Delivers Stunning Birthday Image

The Hubble telescope turns 30-years-old and delivers a stunning image—“Cosmic Reef”—as a birthday treat.
Hubble Telescope Turns 30, Delivers Stunning Birthday Image

Via Nasa:

NASA is celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope's 30 years of unlocking the beauty and mystery of space by unveiling a stunning new portrait of a firestorm of starbirth in a neighboring galaxy.

In this Hubble portrait, the giant red nebula (NGC 2014) and its smaller blue neighbor (NGC 2020) are part of a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, located 163,000 light-years away. The image is nicknamed the "Cosmic Reef," because it resembles an undersea world.

I love photographs of distant stars and galaxies, and I find this to be absolutely amazing.

Happy Birthday, Hubble.