The Hubble Space Telescope, carried into orbit by a NASA space shuttle in 1990, is the world’s first and only telescope that was designed specifically to be serviced by astronauts — there have been 5 maintenance operations so far. Continue reading to see some of the amazing pictures it has taken over the years.

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1. Moons Passing in Front of Saturn

2. Scattered Light from Boomerang Nebula

3. Planetary Nebula NGC 2818

4. Stars Bursting in Carina Nebula

5. Messier 104 (M104) aka The Sombrero Galaxy

6. R136 Stellar Grouping