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The Hubble Space Telescope as seen from Space Shuttle Discovery.

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Telescopes

The Hubble Space Telescope, launched in 1990, has delivered spectacular images of celestial objects and activity.

Named for astronomer Edwin P. Hubble, the telescope received five, in-orbit instrument upgrades over its lifetime. An optical design and engineering challenge, Hubble demonstrates the need to attract the best and brightest to the field. (Photo: gettyimages/Stocktrekimages)

(Courtesy of gettyimages/Stocktrekimages)