Hubble’s Ten Most Significant Discoveries

PopSci offers up the ten most important scientific discoveries that the Hubble made possible, and the amazing images to go with them

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After astronauts fixed the lens on the Hubble space telescope, the satellite began sending back pictures of the cosmos that left all onlookers in awe. The beauty of those images often overshadowed the legitimate scientific progress the Hubble enabled.

So, in honor of the Hubble’s final servicing mission, Popsci.com and Mario Livio, a senior astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute and author of Is God A Mathematician?, look past the pretty pictures and count down the ten most important scientific discoveries that the Hubble made possible.

The Source of Long Gamma Ray Bursts
Accurate Measurement of the Hubble Constant
Stellar Populations
Collision Images
Counting Planets
Extrasolar Planets
Black Holes
Deep Field Shot
Dark Matter
Dark Energy