SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- The Hubble Space Telescope is marking 25 years of a mission that has led to ground-breaking discoveries in astrophysics the rewriting astronomy textbooks with its revelations.
The Hubble, named after astronomer Edwin Hubble, was launched April 24, 1990 aboard the space shuttle Discovery.
Beginning April 20, Bay Area residents can see a re-release of the 2010 IMAX movie "Hubble 3D" at several local venues. Check for showtimes and further announcements at: www.imax.com/movies/m/hubble-3d
Below, we've selected 25 of our favorite images from Hubble's amazing -- and continuing -- quarter-century mission to bring our universe into spectacular focus.
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