New Hubble Images Dazzle

Refurbished telescope can see further, with more color
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2009 1:46 PM CDT
This Hubble photo shows a celestial object that looks like a delicate butterfly.   (AP Photo/NASA)
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(Newser) – NASA released the first shots from the recently upgraded Hubble Space Telescope today, and the results are spectacular. Thanks to the new imagers installed in May, Hubble can now see farther, with greater clarity and a wider color spectrum, reports NPR. Officially, NASA calls it a new beginning for the telescope. Unofficially, astronomy enthusiasts call the images “space porn.” Click "slideshow" at left to see them.