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In pictures: Top 20 Hubble Space Telescope images

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This image of a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273 was released to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The distorted shape of the larger of the two galaxies shows signs of tidal interactions with the smaller of the two. It is thought that the smaller galaxy has actually passed through the larger one

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Saturn and dimensions of reality ~ JUMP through Time

This was the first image of Saturn's ultraviolet aurora taken by the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) on board the Hubble Space Telescope in October 1997.

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Hubble telescope image of the Moon. "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

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In pictures: Top 20 Hubble Space Telescope images

If the Hubble telescope is able to capture this many stars in a small portion of the universe, how can we possibly be so arrogant to think that we are alone?

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This NASA image shows NGC 5194. M51's stretch of over 60,000 light-years dwarf its companion galaxy, NGC 5195. Credit: Hubble Space Telescope, NASA.

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Jupiter and moons - great Hubble image. Makes me think of the Ulubis system in Iain M Banks' The Algebraist.

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The new Hubble photo of the pillars of creation is sharper than the original, and also has...

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Luminous beauty of Jupiter's auroras revealed by Hubble telescope

Jupiter appearing to be wearing a luminous crown in this Hubble Space Telescope image showing an aurora over one of the planet’s poles.

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Using ESO's Very Large Telescope, an international team of astronomers has discovered a stunning rare case of a triple merger of galaxies. This system, which astronomers have dubbed 'The Bird' - albeit it also bears resemblance with a cosmic Tinker Bell - is composed of two massive spiral galaxies and a third irregular galaxy.

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