NASA Pics Celebrate Hubble's 18th Birthday, Space Telescope Still Can't Drink Beer

Eighteen years ago today, the Hubble Telescope was launched into space by the Space Shuttle Discovery. To celebrate its coming of age, NASA has released 59 high-definition breathtaking pictures of galaxies colliding across the universe. Above is ESO 99-4, a weird-shaped galaxy (probably the result of another collision) situated in the Triangulum Australe, around 400-million light years away from earth. [Wired]

NASA Pics Celebrate Hubble's 18th Birthday, Space Telescope Still Can't Drink Beer

NASA Pics Celebrate Hubble's 18th Birthday, Space Telescope Still Can't Drink Beer

NASA Pics Celebrate Hubble's 18th Birthday, Space Telescope Still Can't Drink Beer

NASA Pics Celebrate Hubble's 18th Birthday, Space Telescope Still Can't Drink Beer

NASA Pics Celebrate Hubble's 18th Birthday, Space Telescope Still Can't Drink Beer

NASA Pics Celebrate Hubble's 18th Birthday, Space Telescope Still Can't Drink Beer

NASA Pics Celebrate Hubble's 18th Birthday, Space Telescope Still Can't Drink Beer

NASA Pics Celebrate Hubble's 18th Birthday, Space Telescope Still Can't Drink Beer

NASA Pics Celebrate Hubble's 18th Birthday, Space Telescope Still Can't Drink Beer

NASA Pics Celebrate Hubble's 18th Birthday, Space Telescope Still Can't Drink Beer

NASA Pics Celebrate Hubble's 18th Birthday, Space Telescope Still Can't Drink Beer

NASA Pics Celebrate Hubble's 18th Birthday, Space Telescope Still Can't Drink Beer