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The Hubble Telescope celebrates its 20th birthday

This year, scientists at NASA are commemorating the Hubble Space Telescope’s 20th year of orbit, having overcome problems of broken equipment, a faulty primary mirror and the cancellation of a planned shuttle servicing mission. Named after the American scientist Edwin Hubble, the mission was carried into orbit by a space shuttle and has remained at a height of 559km ever since.

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