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Orion Nebula: Image courtesy NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team

Orion Nebula 2: Image courtesy NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Personally, I think the Hubble Space Telescope is incredible — the images it captures fascinate me. These images of the Orion Nebula were just recently released, and if you're into images from space, or just think these are cool, visit the media site and look at the larger resolution and magnified images they have available there, as well as the detail images with description. The level of detail is amazing. Totally gets my imagination going. Here is the press release on the image as well.


Even though the Hubble Space Telescope has been one of the most popular NASA missions ever, NASA administrators and President Bush have made the hard decision to let the telescope fail.

What's special about the Hubble Telescope? Clouds and light pollution—the brightening of the night sky by human activities—affect what we can see from Earth. A telescope in outer space doesn't have those limitations.