The Hubble Space Satelite has got to be one of the best "digital cameras" in the Universe in my opinion. And of course since I am so drawn to God...the picture of the "Eye of God" Helix Nebula would draw me like a beacon. There are many beautiful Hubble photographs of our Universe and I hope that y'all will share some of your favorites here too. And I hope I put this tread in the right area. Eye-of-God Helix Nebula 10 Fascinating Facts About the Hubble Space Telescope I wanted to add this link here as these really are 10 Fascination Facts About the Hubble Space Telescope. Check the link out and let me know how many of these facts you did know. I didn't know any of them. Now I do. Here's Fact #3 that most of us didn't know.... 3. The launch was delayed by the Challenger disaster. The fledgling Hubble program suffered a massive blow in 1986, after the space shuttle Challenger exploded during liftoff, killing seven astronauts. NASA grounded its space fleet in the wake of the tragedy, leaving Hubble—which depended on the shuttle for its transport and maintenance—without a ride into orbit. Scientists made good use of the delay by upgrading the sensitivity of the telescope’s instruments and refining its ground control software, but the added years of servicing and storage in a high tech clean room sent costs soaring. By the time the space shuttle Discovery finally lifted off in 1990 with Hubble tucked into its cargo bay, the project was seven years behind schedule and more than $1 billion over budget.