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The Hubble image of the Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635) is the official image celebrating the 26th anniversary of Hubble's launch into Earth orbit's. Since 1990 Hubble has been capturing awe-inspiring images of the Universe. Floating about 350 miles above the Earth, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is able to take high-resolution images free of the image-distortion that occurs due to atmospheric turbulence. Hubble performs a full orbit around the Earth approximately every 95 minutes, and since its launch has completed 1.2 million observations. Among its many accomplishments, HST helped scientists determine the rate of expansion of the Universe.
Bubble Nebula, NASA 
The  Bubble Nebula is a beautiful bubble of gas (mostly hydrogen) blown by the stellar wind of a hot massive star that resides in its center. This hot star is around 45 times the size of Earth's sun, and Its incredibly hot gas escapes the star moving at over 4 million miles per hour, offsetting the cold gas around it and forming the outer edge. The nebula is located in the Cassiopeia constellation, at a distance of 7,100 light-years from Earth, and is 7 light-years in diameter, which is 150% greater than the distance between our sun to Alpha Centauri. 
The Hubble Space Telescope (which is 43.5 feet long and weights 24,500 pounds) as seen from the departing Space Shuttle Atlantis, HST Servicing Mission 4. (Source: NASA)        
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