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18 years of science with the Hubble Space Telescope

18 years of science with the Hubble Space Telescope

Publication date: 01 January 2009

Authors: J.J. Dalcanton

Journal: Nature
Volume: 457
Issue: 7225
Page: 41-50
Year: 2009

Copyright: Nature Publishing Group

After several decades of planning, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was launched in 1990 as the first of NASA's Great Observatories. After a rocky start arising from an error in the fabrication of its main mirror, it went on to change forever many fields of astronomy, and to capture the public's imagination with its images. An ongoing programme of servicing missions has kept the telescope on the cutting edge of astronomical research. Here I review the advances made possible by the HST over the past 18 years.

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