25 years of Hubble telescope images help scientists better understand the universe

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The U.S. space agency NASA is marking 25 years since the launch of the Hubble telescope. Some of the spectacular images Hubble has sent back have helped scientists better understand the universe.
CCTV America’s Roee Ruttenberg filed this report from Washington.

25 years of Hubble telescope images help scientists better understand the universe

25 years of Hubble telescope images help scientists better understand the universe

The U.S. space agency NASA is marking 25 years since the launch of the Hubble telescope. Some of the spectacular images Hubble has sent back have helped scientists better understand the universe. CCTV America's Roee Ruttenberg filed this report from Washington.

Still curious about the other-worldly photos the Hubble telescope has sent back over the years? Take a look at our slideshow below.

Photos: Images from Hubble telescope's 25 years

Friday marks the 25th anniversary of the Hubble telescope, one of NASA's grandest achievements. The telescope has peered into the far recesses of the universe and provided humbling glimpses of stars at the moments of their birth and death. Its images have dazzled and inspired the world, both scientists and ordinary folk. (Music by Nic Bommarito)

Spiral Galaxy M74
Spiral Galaxy M74
The coil-shaped Helix Nebula
The coil-shaped Helix Nebula
The many wavelengths of Saturn
The many wavelengths of Saturn
eXtreme Deep Field assembly of 10 years of Hubble photographs
eXtreme Deep Field assembly of 10 years of Hubble photographs
Sombrero galaxy
Sombrero galaxy
The Crab Nebula
The Crab Nebula
Jupiter and its moving moons
Jupiter and its moving moons
Horsehead Nebula
Horsehead Nebula
V838 Monocerotis' temporary blaze April 30, 2002
V838 Monocerotis' temporary blaze April 30, 2002
V838 Monocerotis on December 17, 2002
V838 Monocerotis on December 17, 2002
NGC 1300 spiral galaxy
NGC 1300 spiral galaxy
Omega or Swan Nebula aka M17
Omega or Swan Nebula aka M17
Pair of interacting galaxies, Arp 273
Pair of interacting galaxies, Arp 273
Comet ISON hurtling toward the sun
Comet ISON hurtling toward the sun
Carina Nebula's central region sees major star births, deaths
Carina Nebula's central region sees major star births, deaths
Supernova explosion of a massive star
Supernova explosion of a massive star
Planetary nebula NGC 3132
Planetary nebula NGC 3132
Dark Matter Ring in Galaxy Cluster
Dark Matter Ring in Galaxy Cluster
The "evil eye" galaxy of Messier 64
The "evil eye" galaxy of Messier 64
Proxima Centauri constellation, our nearest neighbour
Proxima Centauri constellation, our nearest neighbour
Young planetary nebula of MyCn18
Young planetary nebula of MyCn18
"Pillars of Creation"
"Pillars of Creation"
"Pillars of Creation" zoomed out
"Pillars of Creation" zoomed out
Interacting Galaxy NGC 5257
Interacting Galaxy NGC 5257
The Sagittarius Star Cloud
The Sagittarius Star Cloud
Photo illustration of spiral galaxy M106
Photo illustration of spiral galaxy M106
Images of Saturn
Images of Saturn
Closeup of Saturn
Closeup of Saturn
Overlapping galaxies of NGC 3314
Overlapping galaxies of NGC 3314
Sweeping view of Andromeda galaxy (M31)
Sweeping view of Andromeda galaxy (M31)
IC 418: The "Spirograph" Nebula
IC 418: The "Spirograph" Nebula
Planetary Nebula NGC 6302 roiling cauldrons of butterfly gas
Planetary Nebula NGC 6302 roiling cauldrons of butterfly gas
The weather on mars
The weather on mars
Two faces of spiral galaxy M51 aka Whirlpool Galaxy
Two faces of spiral galaxy M51 aka Whirlpool Galaxy