Apr 2010 24

Hubble Space Telescope 2010 NASA Picture20 years ago today – on April 24, 1990 – The Hubble Space Telescope was launched into space by the Discovery, during shuttle mission STS-31.

The Hubble Space Telescope was originally budgeted at a cost of $400 million dollars, but has cost the US upwards of $2.5 billion dollars to this date.  But the knowledge that we have gained from the Hubble Telescope’s Images and Photos has changed the way we look at astronomy forever.

Here are some of the most famous images captured from the Hubble Space Telescope:

For more images from the Hubble Space Telescope, visit hubblesite.org.


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