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On Hubble's 31st birthday, NASA points at a stunning 'celebrity star'

On Hubble's 31st birthday, NASA points at a stunning 'celebrity star'

Smile, Hubble! You turn 31 today.

The Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit on April 24, 1990, and it's been looking into the far reaches of space and beaming images back to us ever since. In honor of its 31st birthday, NASA turned the space telescope's attention toward a distant and jaw-droppingly beautiful "celebrity star."

AG Carinae, which NASA calls one of the brightest stars seen in our galaxy, we can thank space gas and space dust for this beautiful explosion of light and color. The star exploded outwards around 10,000 years ago, releasing all the stellar material making up its gorgeous halo in the process. Read more...

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