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The 1995 Hubble Photo That Changed Astronomy Forever

image credit In its 26 years in space, the Hubble Space Telescope has taken thousands of incredible, awe-inspiring images in the name of science. Most of us are familiar with the colourful ones, showing distant nebula and strange-shaped galaxies.But one of the most important photos ever captured in astronomy was taken by Hubble back in 1995, and many people don't even give it a second look.
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