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Apr 24 2015

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Today marks the 25th anniversary of Hubble’s launch

For details of its launch aboard the shuttle Discovery, click here. Of course, it floated around for 9(!) years before they were able to fix the lens issue, but still.

Here’s a list of the top 10 Hubble pictures as voted on by astronauts (there are tons of top 10/20/100 Hubble picture lists out there, btw). Here’s my favorite off this list:

It’s called the Ant Nebula, but I’ve always thought it looked like an old husband and wife kissing, like in ancient Chinese paintings. Go figure….

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