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The Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) is the "workhorse" camera for Hubble. It provides us with pictures of the universe on a grander scale than any camera to date. The camera can detect stars over one billion times fainter than we can see with our eyes. This picture shows astronauts removing the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 1 (WFPC1), to be replaced by WFPC2 during the First Servicing Mission in 1993. WFPC1 and WFPC2 were built at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
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