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You may have seen some of the awesome pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope. These pictures were actually taken by the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) that flew aboard the Hubble from 1993 to 2009.
This camera is very sensitive to the faintest light, and it can focus on objects very far away.
Instead of trying to read newspapers, WFPC2 focused on the faintest and most far away objects in the universe. They include other galaxies, cloudy bubbles of gas from dying stars, and gassy regions that are the nurseries where stars are born.