HST First Day Cover

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A series of stamps issued in the year 2000 showcased some of the most beautiful photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. This image of the Eagle Nebula was taken by Jeff Hester and Paul Scowen of the department of Physics and Astronomy at Arizona State University. This commemorative envelope, postmarked on the series' first day of issue, was designed by philatelist Todd Ronnei and was personally autographed by Hester and Scowen.

High-resolution versions of the HST Eagle Nebula image.
NASA press release on the HST Eagle Nebula image.


Revised: October 28, 2004
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