In 1995, astronomer Robert Williams had the opportunity of a lifetime: a chance to use the freshly repaired and ready for action Hubble Space Telescope.

Every astronomer in the world was desperate to get time on the Hubble to photograph galaxies, nebulae, and deep space objects with humanity's most powerful telescope. Williams wasn't interested in that. He knew there was something remarkable out in space that regular earthbound telescopes couldn't see. Normally, his colleagues would be excited for such an opportunity. This time, they told him he was crazy to even consider it.

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On April 29, 2016, NASA announced it discovered something incredible "hiding in the night sky."

Hanging out just over 110 million light-years away is UGC 477 — the latest galaxy spotted by Hubble Space Telescope.

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Why the stars in this photo have been fooling us Earthlings all along.

This may look like one galaxy, but looks can be deceiving.

About 230 million light-years away, something pretty remarkable is happening in the constellation Hercules.

Well, at least it was happening 230 million years ago ... you know how messy time and distance get when you're talkin' space stuff.

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