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Explore Hubble's top six contributions to science in this mini-documentary. Scientists, explain how Hubble is changing astronomy as its keen vision pierces the secrets of black holes, dark energy, distant planets, and more.

Starry-Eyed Hubble Celebrates 20 Years of Awe and Discovery

In 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into its orbit around the Earth. Over the past two decades, the world has followed Hubble's saga, watching as image after image revealed another part of the cosmos that would otherwise be invisible to our eyes. We absorbed the discoveries that the pictures sparked and witnessed the astronaut missions that brought the telescope new technology and extended its life.

This year Hubble achieves its 20th anniversary, renewed and equipped by the latest servicing mission for many more years of astronomy. More than 30,000 objects have come under the telescope's gaze, each observation slotting another piece into the cosmic puzzle of the universe. Join us as we celebrate one of the world's most successful observatories, even now changing the face of astronomy, its final legacy still in the making.

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Hubble Space Telescope's Top Science Findings

Over 20 years, Hubble has transformed the face of astronomy. Find out about Hubble's top discoveries, from dark energy to the most distant galaxies in the universe.