@nytpu "This detail is possible using Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), whose combined exposures created this image. WFC3 can collect ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light, providing a wealth of information. WFC3 was installed in 2009, during Servicing Mission 4 (SM4). SM4 was Hubble’s final Space Shuttle servicing mission, expected to prolong Hubble’s life for at least another five years. 12 years later, both Hubble and WFC3 remain very active and scientifically productive" 🌟

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