The first image taken with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera in 1990 to assist in focusing the telescope. The region shown is NGC 3532 in the constellation Carina. The photo was taken by Dr. Eric Persson. It was the start of something epic.
The Hubble telescope was launched April 24, 1990. It’s 22 years old today, the same age as my younger sister. Only difference is, I wouldn’t punch the Hubble.