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Monday, April 25, 2005

Happy 15th birthday, Hubble!

hubble.jpg No astronauts were killed in the making of this photo.

Fifteen years ago today, the Hubble Space Telescope was deployed:

Since that day in 1990, the bus-sized telescope has taken more than 700,000 photos of planets, stars and other celestial bodies. The images have helped astronomers see deeper into space than ever before -- a feat that has allowed them to prove the existence of super-massive black holes and even calculate the age of the universe, among other things.

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