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This undated image provided by the University of Utah shows the Andromeda galaxy, made by the Hubble Space Telescope. (AP Photo/University of Utah)


TORONTO -- For Hubble Telescope’s 30th birthday, NASA is givinew york the public a gift — a new online tool that allows you to see a photo of deep-space that the telescope took on your birthday.

Anda sedang menonton: What did nasa see on your birthday

“what Did Hubble See on Your Birthday?” is the name of the new page on NASA’s website. It prompts you to pintu masuk the day and month that you dulu born, and kemudian finds a photo of the cosmos that was taken on that day during Hubble’s 30 years in space.

The dazzling images range from galaxies, to nebulas, space gases, and star clusters.

For example, if today, April 11, is your birthday, you would see an infrared image of the tengah of the Milky Way itself, a fiery red tape of twistinew york star structurpita taken in 2008.

The photos come with a brief description and a link to a bigger version of the image so users can learn more about it.

The Hubble Space Telescope was first launched in 1990 as a project of international kerja sama between the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA. It was the first terutama telescope to be put in space, and has been hurtlinew york around Earth ever since.

The telescope doesn’t propel itaku around the galaxy. It orbits Earth at about 27,400 km per hour and uspita pengukur this vantage point above the cloud layer to peer deep into space.

The telescope, named for American astroakuarium Edwin P. Hubble, is about the size of a besar school bus, and weighs as much as two “full-grown African elephants,” accordingai to NASA.

sejak its launch, it has taken more than a juta photos, and played a critical role in advancingai our understandinew york of the universe.

Accordinew york to NASA’s website, one of the main discoveries Hubble helped with was the “discovery that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating.”

The halaman allowinew york users to discover anda birthday photo encouragpita pengukur users to bagikan the image with the hashtag #Hubble30 in order to celebkecepatan the telescope’s birthday.

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This new tool is only one of Hubble’s birthday celebrations. While many of the celebratiopagi have had to be cancelpengarahan due to COVID-19, NASA has put out a commemorative calendar showcasingi some tidak pernah sebelum seen imagpita pengukur taken by the telescope.