Hubble Space Telescope at 25 still one of humanity's greatest tools of discovery

April 3, 2015 11:11 PM

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Many people alive today grew up with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope as part of their lives. Those of us who remember its launch find it hard to believe that it was a quarter century ago.

That launch was no small thing, given how the HST has transformed our collective consciousness. Virtually everyone has been exposed to pictures from the world's biggest telephoto camera in space, and either enjoyed their surprising beauty, or recognized their importance to our understanding of this ...

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