Launched in April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is now in routine operation, "chalking up" a succession of scientific accomplishments despite a number of technical challenges. Some of HST's accomplishments to date include the tracking of a rare, giant storm on Saturn, the unexpected detection of numerous clouds of hydrogen gas near our galaxy, the discovery of a stellar "fountain of youth" in 47 Tucanae, finding increased evidence of the existence of "black holes" in the core of galaxies such as NGC 4261, and the exciting spectroscopy of Beta Pictoris.
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Publish Date: 01 November 1993
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