11 New Hubble images reveal the cosmos in stunning detail
Happy 30th anniversary, Hubble Space Telescope.
NASA's Hubble Telescope was launched into low-Earth orbit in the year 1990, and it remains one of the largest and most versatile space telescopes in operation.
The telescope is due for a long-awaited retirement. It was initially meant to go offline this year, but the date was pushed to the year 2025.
Instead of retiring, NASA is celebrating Hubble. After 30 years scouring the cosmos, NASA released newly processed Hubble images captured by the space telescope, featuring 30 celestial objects like stars, galaxies, and nebulae in stunning detail.
Inverse picked 11of these images for your cosmic viewing pleasure...
This planetary nebula earned its nickname, 'Blinking Planetary' as it has a white dwarf star at its center surrounded by a green colored blob of gas and dust.
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To view the full collection of Hubble's latest release, visit the telescope's flickr page.