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Hubble Telescope turns 25: See its greatest moments

On April 24 1990, the space shuttle Discovery lifted off from Earth carrying the Hubble Space Telescope.

It has helped to answer astronomical questions - such as the origin of the Magellanic Stream, a long ribbon of gas stretching nearly halfway around our Milky Way - and uncovered new mysteries.

For the layman, though, Hubble has created stunning cosmic images - BBC News looks back at some of its greatest moments of the past 25 years.

Video produced by Sara Barman

  • 24 Apr 2015
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