It has been 25 years since The Hubble Space Telescope was launched into orbit and began revolutionizing Astronomy and Theoretical Physics. Hubble has provided unbelievable insight into the origins of the Universe, Dark Matter, Black Holes and Dark Energy.
To commemorate Hubble's great achievements here is an iconic image of the Pillars of Creation. It is the Eagle Nebula approximately 6,500-7000 light years from Earth. Nebula accumulations of gas that are the nurseries for creating new Stars.
This is one of the top 10 Hubble images as described by Space.com.
Below is another iconic photo from Hubble, the Sombrero Galaxy. It is in the constellation Virgo and is 31 million light-years from Earth. It is 50,000 light years in diameter and yet is only 1/3 the size of our Milky Way Galaxy. The glow from the center of the galaxy comes from billions of old stars, while the darker rings of the galaxy are host to younger, brighter stars. A large black hole is thought to be at the very center of the galaxy.
Images courtesy of Hubble Space Telescope.
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