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The Hubble Space Telescope as seen from Space Shuttle Discovery.



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)

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