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Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2: News


Image taken by JPL's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 Stellar Shots: JPL's Camera on Hubble

JPL's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, which will be returned to Earth as part of the next space shuttle servicing mission, scheduled to launch on May 11, 2009, took some of Hubble's most famous views.

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Mars Mars: Closest Approach 2007

Now playing online -- a new Martian movie showing the planet rotating. The movie was made from four images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, built and designed by JPL.

Movie and story (Dec. 18)


Hubble Space Telescope Image of Comet Holmes Taken on November 4. Hubble Zooms in on Heart of Mystery Comet

Comet 17P/Holmes, now visible in the night skies, has been captured by the JPL-built and designed Wide Field and Planetary 2 Camera, onboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Hubble Space Telescope news release (Nov. 15)


Interacting Galaxy Pair Arp 87 Dancing with the Stars Takes on a Whole New Twist

Two galaxies perform an intricate dance in this new picture taken by the JPL-built and designed Wide Field and Planetary 2 Camera, onboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

+ Hubble release (Oct. 30)