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Deep-Space Photos: Hubble’s Greatest Hits

On April 24, 1990, the telescope named after the great astronomer Edwin Hubble burst through earth’s atmosphere and it has been taking photos of the edges of the known Universe ever since. Shortly after its launch, the Hubble snapped a photo of NGC 4261, an elliptical galaxy in the Virgo Cluster.

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The Hubble Telescopes Greatest HitsThe legendary space telescope celebrates its 20th year in orbit