NASA marks Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary

NASA marks Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary

If you love peering into the wonders of our universe, you're in for a treat this month.

NASA marked the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's launch with a flurry of social media posts heralding the historic mission on Saturday.

As the space agency pointed out, the telescope was only expected to be in service for roughly a decade when it was launched in 1990 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Scientists championed the telescope's unique ability to capture in vivid detail some of the most distant and mysterious objects in our universe.

"We are the Hubble generation, and our world is bigger than our planet." Debra Wallace, NASA Deputy Project Scientist, said.

But the project did not come without a significant price tag. Originally estimated at $400 million, the NASA has ultimately spent closer to $10 billion on the project between unanticipated fixes and maintenance costs over the years.

Was it worth it? Tell us what you think in the comments.

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