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Activities,  January 16, 2007

Hubble telescope's top ten greatest space photographs

"After it was launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope, a $1.5 billion orbiting observatory, was found to have a glitch in its giant lens - rendering Earth's first orbital observatory short-sighted.

But after an audacious Shuttle repair mission, when Hubble was fixed with what is effectively a pair of eyeglasses to correct its sight, the telescope has returned some of the most stunning images ever captured by science.

And now astronomers have voted for the best pictures taken by Hubble in its 16 years in orbit.

Hubble's Top Ten are shown here, and they illustrate that our universe is not only deeply strange, but also almost impossibly beautiful."

URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=418049&in_page_id=1770
Posted by wrivenburgh on January 16, 2007 | Activities
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