15 Magnificent Images from the Hubble Telescope

15 Magnificent Images from the Hubble Telescope.On April 24, 1990, the Hubble Telescope hitched a ride aboard the space shuttle Discoveryand began its ascent into low-earth orbit, where it has remained ever since, exploring the great unknown and projecting images that have helped scientists and the public at large make better sense of our place in the universe.

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the telescope’s launch, TASCHEN has released a new book, Expanding Universe. Photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope, offering a collection of amazing images from the ‘scope, which has explored everything from black holes to exoplanets. Here are 15 of its most magnificent pictures.

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