A personal gallery
I have been involved with the Hubble Space Telescope mission and the Space Telescope Science Institute for more than 35 years, a long time to be at one place. For most of that time I have helped translate Hubble’s amazing science data into images distributed worldwide to help describe what we have learned. It’s time for me to move on and let others participate in this effort, bringing new skills and techniques to address increasingly complex challenges.
This is a small, admittedly subjective, but representative sample from among a large number of amazing images that have come from Hubble over its many years of service (in no particular order). It started out as a top-10 list, prompted by a request from National Geographic around the time of the monumental 25th anniversary of Hubble’s launch. The original selection was published as a feature in the April 2015 issue of the magazine. Since then I’ve replaced and added a few images to the selection up to an even 16; it’s hard to remove any favorites, and Hubble continues to produce spectacular new images.
A few factors enter into this selection. First of all, it’s about the same sorts of ...