This year will see the Hubble telescope achieve an impressive milestone, that being its 30th year in orbit. To celebrate this feat, NASA has decided to gift us with a tool that allows you to see what picture was taken by the telescope on your birthday.
Ever since it was first launched on 24 April 1990, the Hubble telescope has taken a different pictures of the universe on a daily basis. A majority of these pictures are used by both NASA and the scientific community to try and get a better understanding on the universe. Unfortunately, many of these spectacular pictures were never seen by the public, until now.
In honour of the Hubble telescope, NASA have set up a fun tool that allows you to enter the month and date of your birthday, and then see what picture was taken by the telescope on that date. The thousands of dazzling images were all curated by researchers who work closely with the Hubble Space Telescope, so only the best photographs were chosen.
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Each picture also comes with a brief description and a link to a bigger version of the image, so not only are you able to see what the telescope saw on your birthday, but you get to learn a bit more about it as well.
“Hubble explores the universe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That means it has observed some fascinating cosmic wonder every day of the year, including on your birthday” said NASA
“What did Hubble look at on your birthday? Enter the month and date below to find out!”
If you’re interested in seeing what picture was taken on your birthday, click here.
Image: Twitter/ @Hubble