Happy 25th Birthday. Hubble Telescope!
...And by "Girl", we mean "depiction of our magnificent cosmos"
This week, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has reached the grand age of 25. So we're feeling sentimental, and that's why we're quoting sentimental movie extraordinaire, The Way We Were.
25 years ago, a lonely outpost in the universe, curious about our neighbours, was the way we were.
Whereas today, "Hubble has completely transformed our view of the universe," says John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Direcorate, "revealing the true beauty and richness of the cosmos."
This is gorgeously demonstrated in the awe-inspiring image unveiled by NASA as the official image of the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope
"More than 3,000 stars, radiating like cosmic fireworks, lie near the center of the epic new image. The stellar cluster is known as Westerlund 2. The colorful gas cloud to the left of the star cluster is a hotbed of stellar birth known as Gum 29, located 20,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Carina." - space.com
Why not take a video tour of the new Hubble image, without us plonking a Barbara Streisand quote over it.