Hubble: The space telescope that told us the age of the universe and stars

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Into orbit: the Hubble Space Telescope is released from the Space Shuttle. Image: NASA

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Jupiter’s great red spot seen by Hubble. Image: NASA
The interaction of two doomed stars, seen by Hubble, caused this ring of light and gas. Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA, K. Noll
Quasar – Hubble’s successor the James Webb space telescope will study their origins. Image: NASA

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