The telescope – which was named in honor of astronomer Edwin Hubble – was created to prove the existence of galaxies beyond the Milky Way. It is located 368 miles from Earth and has made more than 140 thousand orbits of the planet.
Since its launch (April 24, 1990) it has made more than 1.4 million observations that have led to approximately 17.000 investigations by scientists. Experts have learned about black holes, gravitational waves, and black matter from the telescope’s contributions.
The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the largest telescopes ever to go into space and is still in full operation today. Also, it is one of the most sophisticated projects of human beings. It has been observing the firmament of the universe for 31 years.
But it doesn’t end here. The U.S. space agency has created a web page showing a photograph taken by the Hubble telescope on your birthday from space. Amazing, right?
“Hubble explores the universe 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That means it has observed some fascinating cosmic wonders every day of the year, even on your birthday,” NASA said in a statement.
The idea of sharing these incredible images from space is to commemorate this event and, in some way, celebrate the birthdays of all those interested. Since it has been in orbit since 1990, the page will give you the option to choose month and day to somehow match your birthday.
How To See What Hubble Photographed On Your Birthday
To see the incredible photographs captured by the mighty telescope on your birthday, follow a few simple steps:
- Go to NASA’s website.
- Enter your date of birth and press the “Submit” button.
- The system will automatically show you what the telescope saw in space on your birthday.
- Be amazed by the incredible images.