Astronomy and Space

What did Hubble see on your birthday? Here’s how you can find out.

Almost thirty two years in orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope serves as our windows to the beautiful mysteries of space, far beyond what the naked eye could reach. Since its launch in 1990, it has observed different cosmic wonders 24/7, which means that there’s a very high chance the Hubble has come across something awesome on your birthday.

Photo on left: In this April 25, 1990 photograph taken with a handheld Hasselblad camera, most of the giant Hubble Space Telescope can be seen as it is suspended in space by Discovery’s Remote Manipulator System (RMS) following the deployment of part of its solar panels and antennae. This was among the first photos NASA released on April 30 from the five-day STS-31 mission. Image Credit: NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected one photo for each day of the year so you can find a photo the Hubble has observed on your birthday.

How do I find my NASA Birthday Photo?

To find out your birthday image, simply go to this website. Choose your month and date of birth and voila! It’s Hubble’s birthday gift to you!

If today was your birthday, for example, we will see a false-color of Saturn taken in ultraviolet light in March 7, 2003, which “reveals details in the hazes and clouds of the planet’s atmosphere that are not easy or possible to see in visible light.”

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