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
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.