August 30, 2012 9:26 AM | By MSN Tech & Gadgets, Science desk
The Hubble telescope’s hidden treasures

Never-before-seen gems from far, far away



The European Southern Observatory opened up its vast photo vault to the public to find the 10 best images from Hubble (© REUTERS/NASA)
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  • Fifth place - The Hubble telescope’s hidden treasures (© NASA, ESA and R. Gendler photo)
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Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has snapped more than a million photographs, a wealth of image data that's rarely been seen by anyone but scientists. But earlier this year, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) opened up its vast photo vault to the public, asking amateur astronomers to find gems buried in Hubble's catalogue.

After nearly 3,000 submissions, the ESO whittled down the entrants into 10 top finishers, ordering their photos from best to worst. What secret gems were hiding in Hubble's treasure chest? Click through to find out.

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