Hubble Mint Set of 5
Scott 3384-3388

Hubble Space Telescope Set
Hubble Space Telescope Set
Item# P3384
Regular price: $10.00
Sale price: $5.00
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Product Description

US Postal issues honoring the Hubble Space Telescope. Issued on April 10, 2000 this stunning sheet features five 33 stamps depicting images from space telescope of Eagle nebula, Ring nebula, Lagoon nebula, Egg nebula and Galaxy NGC 1316.

From the U.S. Postal Service: Edwin Powell Hubble "This stamp pane pays tribute to the work and contributions of Edwin Powell Hubble and the Hubble Space Telescope, which was named in his honor. Hubble was an eminent American astronomer whose work furthered our understanding of the universe. He was instrumental in the building of Palomar Observatory in California and conducted research there when it was completed. Born Nov. 20, 1889, in Marshfield, Mo., Hubble determined that galaxies exist outside of and are receding from our own galaxy, the Milky Way. His observations demonstrated that the universe is expanding. Hubble died Sept. 28, 1953, in San Marino, Calif. The Hubble Space Telescope (HST), launched in April 1990, orbits the Earth and sends images of astronomical objects back to scientists. The HST can see farther into the universe than Earth-based observation tools and provides astronomers with stunningly clear images.

This is a Set of 5, Mint Never Hinged stamps.