30 years ago on 24th of April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was deployed in a low earth orbit by the Space Shuttle Discovery. Since then the Hubble has delivered a remarkable view of the universe, both for astronomers and the general public.

Every year the Hubble telescope takes an image to celebrate its anniversary and this year it took a portrait of two colourful nebulae – the NGC 2014 and NGC 2020. They are an amazing vision of the beauty our universe holds. Happy anniversary Hubble!

This image is one of the most photogenic examples of the many turbulent stellar nurseries the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has observed during its 30-year lifetime. The portrait features the giant nebula NGC 2014 and its neighbour NGC 2020 which together form part of a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, approximately 163 000 light-years away.


Source: ESA – https://sci.esa.int/s/ApKEpg8  https://sci.esa.int/s/AM7edrW


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