The Daily Mail (UK) reported yesterday (HT: WorldNetDaily) that astronomers have chosen the top ten photographs taken by the Hubble Telescope since its launch.
For a while it looked as if the whole mission would end in embarrassing failure.
After it was launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope, a $1.5 billion orbiting observatory, was found to have a glitch in its giant lens - rendering Earth's first orbital observatory short-sighted.
Gallery: The most amazing space photographs in the universe
But after an audacious Shuttle repair mission, when Hubble was fixed with what is effectively a pair of eyeglasses to correct its sight, the telescope has returned some of the most stunning images ever captured by science.
And now astronomers have voted for the best pictures taken by Hubble in its 16 years in orbit.
Hubble's Top Ten are shown here, and they illustrate that our universe is not only deeply strange, but also almost impossibly beautiful.
The heavens declare the glory of God. Take a look at the Gallery link and see the declarations Hubble has discovered so far.