Exploring the Universe
Space pictures featuring a collection of astrophotographers, space artists, major observatories and space organisations.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in April 1990, we have put together 25 of our favourite images captured by this famous telescope. Originally launched with a flawed mirror, Hubble has now recorded some of the most detailed and spectacular visible-light images ever.
Launched April 11th 1970, it was planned to be the third manned landing on the Moon, but two days into the flight, about 300,000km from Earth, an explosion in an oxygen tank crippled the spacecraft. After passing around the Moon, Apollo 13 headed back to Earth. All three astronauts returned safely to Earth on 17th April.