It’s 25 years since the launch of ESA-NASA Hubble Space Telescope which became one of the most productive scientific instruments ever built. Hubble’s discoveries have transformed the way scientists look at the universe. The sheer amount of astronomy based on Hubble observations has also helped make it one of history’s most important observatories. More than 10,000 scientific articles have been published based on its data.
Above’s a visualization of the nebula Gum 29 released in celebration of the telescope’s 25th anniversary. The reason I didn’t gif it (and advise others not to as well) is because you need to see it in best quality and full screen!