The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has introduced a new tool that allows you to find out what the Hubble Space Telescope captured on your birthday. NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope on April 24, 1990, and released it into space the next day. Since then, it has discovered unexpected spectacles and captured images that have reinvigorated our understanding of the universe. This year is the 30th anniversary of the launch. To celebrate it, NASA asked people to find out what the telescope found on their birthday and share it on social media using #Hubble30.
All you need to do is enter the month and date of your birth to understand what the Hubble Space Telescope captured on that specific date. For example, if your birthday is May 4th, the telescope discovered in 2012 one of the most complex nebulae known to date. The Cat’s Eye Nebula is created by a dying star and is surrounded by concentric rings.
NASA regularly shares incredible images captured by the telescope on social media. According to the space agency, Hubble can see objects in space, just like seeing “a pair of Tokyo fireflies less than 10 feet away from Tokyo.”
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of its founding, NASA previously released a celebratory image, which is the brightest star in our galaxy, named AG Carinae, located about 20,000 light-years away. Stars like AG Carinae are the biggest stars.
You can also view the images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope on your social media handle. Recently, it shared a spectacular image of two “doomsday stars” interacting to create some kind of diamond necklace in space.
Sun-like stars only a few million miles apart appear as single bright spots. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) stated that it used advanced technology to process this new image to better understand this interesting event. The Necklace Nebula is in Sagittarius, about 15,000 light-years away.