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The Hubble Space Telescope

By: Samantha Johnson on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m.
NASA photos of Hubble Telescope in orbit

Photo: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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Hubble in orbit

The Hubble Telescope has allowed astronomers to see into the depths of the universe and uncover secrets about life that would not otherwise have been possible. As the Hubble gets ready to retire, here are just a few of the amazing images produced as part of science's quest into the origins of life on this planet (and perhaps others).