Hubble Space Telescope

This Hubble illustration shows the space telescope in shades of blue. A main cylindrical body has an opening with a flap at the top. The spacecraft's main body connects to two sets of two panels jutting out from either side horizontally and two circular objects attached vertically.
Historical DateDecember 20, 2022
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An illustration of NASA's Hubble spacecraft. The colors depicted in this illustration are for artistic purposes only.

Hubble has revolutionized our view of the universe. One of NASA's Great Observatories, it has peered as far as 13.4 billion light-years away, capturing images of everything from merging galaxies to nebulae where stars are born and much more.

Launched: April 24, 1990