April 24, 2007

Hubble's 17th Birthday!

Today is the 17th anniversary of the launch and deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope. To celebrate, the Hubble Space Telescope has taken one of the largest panoramas it has ever taken, called "The Carina Nebula: Star Birth in the Extreme", (shown above). It is the central region of the Carina Nebula, fifty light-years wide, where new stars are being born and old stars are dying. The panorama is composed of 48 shots, taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys.

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