IBTimes UK looks at some of the most beautiful pictures of intricate galaxies and nebulae captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Although it was launched in 1990, the first images captured by Hubble were disappointing because of problems with its main mirror. Servicing missions corrected the flaws and the telescope revolutionised the study of our universe by helping scientists reinterpret and re-analyse several pre-existing evolutionary theories by taking images of galaxies thousands of light years away, imaging nebulae, stellar formations and more cosmic events.