A Year Of Gorgeous Hubble Telescope Highlights

Jun 29, 2016 at 12:33 PM ET

The Hubble Space Telescope has helped scientists discover more about the universe than our ancestors would have ever thought possible. It also takes some hella pretty pictures.

Recently, NASA announced it’s planning on extending the Hubble’s tenure until 2021, five years longer than originally planned. Here are some stunning highlights the telescope has captured in just the last 12 months.