Hubble space telescope in orbit

Hubble space telescope in orbit

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This image is part of the feature Hubble Space Telescope 25th Anniversary
This image is part of the feature 25 Years Of The Hubble Space Telescope


Caption: Hubble space telescope (HST) in orbit. The HST orbits 569 kilometres above the Earth's surface. It observes stars, galaxies and other astronomical objects. HST was launched by the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1990. Picture taken from the space shuttle after the Hubble's second servicing mission in 1997.

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