Hubble consistently delivers gorgeous images of the cosmos as its handlers point it at distant galaxies and star clusters, but its imaging capabilities weren’t always so breathtaking. The telescope was launched way back in early 1990, and for the first few years of its life, it severely underperformed its high expectations.
You see, a flaw in the telescope’s mirror led many of its images to come out blurry, and it wasn’t until the lens was in orbit that scientists realized just how bad it was. In 1993, NASA decided to fix it, and now, as the agency celebrates the 25th anniversary of the first Hubble servicing mission, we can look back and see how well they did.
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Just look at how much better Hubble’s photos look after it was serviced originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 6 Dec 2018 at 23:07:59 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.