Thursday, May 14, 2009

A fond farewell... the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, otherwise known as WFPC2, otherwise known as "wiff-pik-too."

WFPC2 not only saved the Hubble after a disastrous beginning

,it went on to bring us almost all of the HST's most spectacular and memorable images:

The Spirograph Nebula

The Crab Nebula

The Hubble Deep Field

The Pillars of Creation

the Shoemaker-Levy collision with Jupiter

and finally, the last official "pretty picture" from WFPC2 - Planetary Nebula Kahoutek 4-55, located in Cygnus.

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