Images courtesy of NASA and the three space based telescopes;
Hubble (visible, near infrared and ultraviolet)
As an amateur astronomer for many years, I remember when the Hubble was launched and the amazing drama of its initial problems and repair. It's hard to believe that was over 25 years ago. The Hubble images and those of the other 2 surviving great space telescopes continue to inspire generations of young people around the world.