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The astronomical images taken by Hubble are amongst the best known in the world. Behind these iconic observations stands a sophisticated instrument, based upon world-changing technology.

International teams of astronomers have used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to explore the distant corner of the Universe first revealed in the iconic images of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF).

Two's company, but three might not always be a crowd -- at least in space. Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, and a trick of nature, have confirmed the existence of a planet orbiting two stars in the system OGLE-2007-BLG-349, located 8,000 light-years away towards the center of our galaxy.

In April 2016 the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope celebrated its 26th year in orbit. More than a quarter of a century of intriguing observations and remarkable discoveries. But what is there left for Hubble, and the forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope, to do?

Video: The Many Mysteries of Pluto

Before NASA's New Horizons probe flew past Pluto in July 2015, almost all of the information scientists had about this mysterious dwarf planet came from observations made by Hubble.

Hubble's 25th Anniversary Tribute

During a program at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, the Astronauts, scientists, engineers, technicians, educators, and staff who have contributed to Hubble's success were honored, followed by talks from prominent officials whose significant contribution to space science have made Hubble possible. April 24 marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope.

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary take a stroll down memory lane and learn how the Hubble Space Telescope became so instrumental to our knowledge of the universe.

On April 24, 1990, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope rode to space aboard space shuttle Discovery - on a mission to do just that - discover. The results over the past 25 years have been nothing short of remarkable.

The official Hubble 25th anniversary image was unveiled during a program at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Remarks were made by NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate John Grunsfeld and others. April 24 marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Video: The original Hubble - Edwin Hubble

The Hubble Space Telescope is named after one of the preeminent astronomers of the last century, Edwin Hubble. Among his notable discoveries is the universe we live in is not only an enormous one, but it is also expanding.

In this image the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope takes a close look at the spiral galaxy NGC 4217, located 60 million light-years away from Earth. The galaxy is seen almost perfectly edge on and is a perfect candidate for studying the nature of extraplanar dust structures -- the patterns of gas and dust above and below the plane on the galaxy, seen here as brown wisps coming off NGC 4217.

On Thursday, January 8, members of the Hubble Space Telescope Mission presented mission status and upcoming plans in a Town Hall at the 225th American Astronomical Society meeting.

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed an unusual structure 100,000 light years long, which resembles a corkscrew-shaped string of pearls and winds around the cores of two colliding galaxies.

This bright spiral galaxy is known as NGC 2441, located in the northern constellation of Camelopardalis (The Giraffe). However, NGC 2441 is not the only subject of this new Hubble image; the galaxy contains an intriguing supernova named SN1995E, visible as a small dot at the approximate center of this image.

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission's Core Observatory launched from Japan's Tanegashima Space Center on February 27, Eastern Standard Time.

This image shows the massive galaxy cluster MACS J0152.5-2852, captured in detail by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3.

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory and telescopes on the ground may have found the most crowded galaxy in our part of the universe.

Will Comet ISON Break Up?

Comet ISON is an interesting comet in many ways, but we know it won't hit us. There is speculation among astronomers however, that it could break up into pieces.

Hubble Eyes a Flock of Stars

The glittering specks in this image that resemble a distant flock of flying birds are the stars that make up the dwarf galaxy ESO 540-31.

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