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Galaxy M100 Resolution Comparison

Release date: Jan 13, 1994 12:00 AM (EST)
Release type: American Astronomical Society Meeting / Early Release Observation

This sequence of pictures shows successive steps in optical improvement from ground based telescopes to the newly improved Hubble Space Telescope and demonstrates the unique capability of the repaired HST. HST offers superb resolution, which allows astronomers to distinguish individual afar. in other galaxies. The resolution also allows very faint stars to be seen. This set of pictures demonstrates that the repaired HST can see stars which could never before be detected.