Thirty Years of Hubble

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Text, News from the Universe. April 24, 2020
Thirty Years of Hubble
For 30 years, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revealed the beauty and wonder of the cosmos.
NASA is celebrating the milestone with Hubble's stunning portrait of a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
N G C 2014 resembles a coral reef floating in a sea of stars, earning this image the nickname, "Cosmic Reef".

NGC 2014's sparkling centerpiece is a group of bright stars, each 10 to 20 times more massive than our Sun.
N G C 2020 has been created by a solitary mammoth star 200,000 times brighter than our Sun.
Sheets of orange gas and dust hang against a starry background. A gauzy blue fringe hangs between the orange clouds and the stars
Text, The blue gas was ejected by the star through a series of eruptions that blasted off its outer envelope of gas and dust.
A star sits at the center of two cones of blue cloud.
Text, Hubble's mission is far from finished. What wonders will it bring home next?
This news was brought to you in part by the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD