Origins Hubble a view to the edge of space  
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Stargazing is a universal human pastime, and the desire to explain what we see in the sky is an age-old conundrum. Hubble is the most recent step in a long history of humankind's exploration of the heavens.

naked eye
Stargazing around the world before the telescope.

before hubble
A short history of the telescope.

star struck
The telescope's journey, from fiction to fact. From the Hubble Telescope website.




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