Well, the new camera, WFC3, is finally ready to make its debut. Plans include surveying the Kuiper Belt, looking at newly forming planets, better measuring dark energy, and a new, improved Ultra Deep Field of the distant Universe.
But, as always, the images are what do it for me. Take Stephan’s Quintet, a group of five galaxies close together. Regular telescope? Go, and click to enlarge:
Not bad. But one of the first pictures that Hubble’s new camera has released is also of Stephan’s Quintet. It nearly makes my eyeballs pop out, so view it full-size: