Its mission now though is to discover life on other planets, something that just a few years ago… many scientists thought didn't exist… but now many speculate that it's not a question of if we find other life… but when… and many believe it could happen in our lifetime. This could once and for all prove we are not alone… and it all began with Hubble.
Originally commissioned to last just a decade or so, Hubble has now outlived its life by 2 and a half times… but NASA is expecting a few more years out of her since her last tune up and upgrade was a success back in 2009… this hopefully will give us time to indulge in a few more magnificent images from that final frontier.
Like photographers assembling a portfolio of best shots, astronomers have assembled a new, improved portrait of mankind's deepest-ever view of the universe. Called the eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, the photo was assembled by combining 10 years of Hubble photographs taken of a patch of sky at the center of the original Hubble Ultra Deep Field. The XDF contains about 5,500 galaxies.
If you are looking for more images of the Hubble, check out this website: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/archive/top100/