Photos: 24 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

Photos: 24 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

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It was 24 years ago today that the Hubble Space Telescope blasted into orbit aboard the space shuttle Discovery.

Despite the initial optical problems, which were fixed by spacewalking astronauts, the telescope has provided spectacular images of our universe.

Here's a look back at some of the most impressive views the telescope has provided, courtesy of NASA and the Goddard Space Flight Center.

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