Hubble highlights: 16 of the space telescope's most iconic images

A selection of some of the best images produced by the Hubble Telescope over the past 30 years.

Published: April 24, 2020 at 8:50 am
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For 30 years the Hubble Space Telescope has been creating stunning images of the cosmos, revealing galaxies, nebulae, globular clusters and the bodies of the Solar System for the world to see. When Hubble eventually is retired, astronomers will still have decades' worth of data to analyse, but for the public, the space telescope's iconic images are what will truly live on in memory.


We've put together a selection of just some of Hubble's most incredible images. To find out more about Hubble's amazing science and to see more images, visit the Hubble Space Telescope's websites at and

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Iain Todd, BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Iain ToddScience journalist

Iain Todd is BBC Sky at Night Magazine's Staff Writer. He fell in love with the night sky when he caught his first glimpse of Orion, aged 10.

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