Best Hubble Space Telescope images – including the Pillars of Creation and Saturn’s Rings



YOU might have seen the James Webb Space Telescope talked about a lot this week, but the Hubble Space Telescope was once the most iconic.

The James Webb Telescope will one day succeed the Hubble, but it will struggle to replace some of the more astonishing space images taken by the old craft.

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The Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting the Earth since 1990Credit: Nasa / Esa

Over the past three decades, the Hubble Telescope has sent back amazing images from space back to Earth.

The images and data that Hubble has collected so far has changed and improved our understanding of the cosmos.

Pillars of creation

This amazing photo was taken in 1995

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This amazing photo was taken in 1995Credit: Getty – Contributor

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured this image in 1995.

This is called the Pillars of Creation and shows a small section of the Eagle Nebula.

It stretches 4 to 5 light years from the nebula, which is about 70 by 55 light years wide.

A nebula is just a big cloud of dust and gas in space.

thunderstorms from Jupiter

This storm is the orange / red spot

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This storm is the orange / red spot

This stunning photo of Jupiter clearly shows a huge “mega-storm” swirling above the surface.

The so-called Great Red Spot is wider than Earth, with furious winds reaching speeds of up to 425 mph.

Galaxy optical illusion

The four arcs in this photo contain multiple illusions of the Sunburst Arc galaxy

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The four arcs in this photo contain multiple illusions of the Sunburst Arc galaxyCredit: ESA / Hubble

Astronomers have spotted a galaxy in the distant universe that appears duplicated in the night sky at least 12 times.

The unusual sight was captured using the Nasa / ESA Hubble Space Telescope in an attempt to give scientists a better understanding of the early universe.

The galaxy appearing several times in the image has been dubbed the Arc Sunburst.

It’s almost 11 billion light years away.

Saturn’s rings and aurora

This image was released in 2018

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This image was released in 2018Credit: AFP

This stunning image of Saturn shows its detailed rings as well as an aurora event.

It shows auroras over the North Pole region of Saturn.

We also get auroras in our polar regions here on Earth, like the Northern Lights.

“Ghostly face”

NASA likes to release this image on Halloween

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NASA likes to release this image on HalloweenCredit: ESA / Hubble

This ghostly face was photographed looking at us from deep space.

It’s actually a rare image of a galactic collision.

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