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Hubble Goes to the eXtreme to Assemble Farthest-Ever View of the Universe
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About Hubble's Hidden Treasures — Image Processing
Since 1990, Hubble has made more than a million observations. We feature many of these on spacetelescope.org, and the most stunning are in our Top 100 gallery and iPad app.
Over two decades in orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope has made a huge number of observations.
Beauté éblouissante de la nébuleuse de la Tarentule
Photograph courtesy John Spencer (Lowell Observatory) and NASA In 1999, to commemorate the ninth anniversary since its launch, the Hubble Space Telescope took this dramatic snapshot of Jupiter’s moon Io and its shadow sweeping across the gas giant’s turbulent atmosphere. About the size of Earth’s moon, Io is the most volcanic body in the solar system and orbits 500,000 kilometers above the planet’s cloud tops.