NASA launches a new tool that allows you to discover what precisely did the Hubble Space Telescope encapsulate on your birthday. On 24th April 1990, the American space agency introduced Hubble Space Telescope which launched in space the very next day. Since then, it covers a universe of unforeseen phenomena and captures pictures that have revived our perception of the cosmos.
2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the launch and to celebrate it NASA is inviting people to explore the telescope’s discovery on their birthday. In addition, NASA also mentions sharing the result on social media using the hashtag – #Hubble30.
To find out what the Hubble Space Telescope reveals on your birthday, follow the steps below:
Step 1. Enter the day you were born in (1 – 31)
Step 2. Enter your birth month (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December)
For instance, if your birthday is on 4th May, the telescope finds one of the very intricate nebulas ever identified on this date in 2012. The Cat’s Eye Nebula was a creation by a fading star, which displays a pattern of concentric rings around it.
NASA frequently shares unbelievable pictures captured by the telescope on its social media handles. According to the space firm, the Hubble can see objects in space like witnessing a “pair of fireflies in Tokyo which are less than 10 feet apart” from Washington D.C.
To honor the 30th anniversary, NASA earlier issues a celebratory picture of one of the brightest stars in our cluster. Which is named AG Carinae, found nearly 20,000 light-years away. Stars like AG Carinae are amongst the largest.
You can also verify the pictures the Hubble Space Telescope captures on its personal social media platforms. Recently, it displayed a spectacular picture of two “doomed stars” intermingling and establishing a kind of diamond necklace in space.
The Sun-like stars, split by only numerous million miles, seem like a separate bright dot. Nasa mentions this new picture was processes with innovative techniques for an enhanced and refreshing view of this interesting event. The Necklace Nebula is around 15,000 light-years away, sited in the constellation of Sagitta.