Check Out What Cosmic Picture NASA's Hubble Telescope Took on Your Birthday
Claim your own starry corner of the universe.
(SPOT.ph) Ever wanted to see what star-fillled sight a telescope saw on your birthday? It's super niche, we know, but hey, it's an actual thing you can do! Check out a picture taken by The Hubble Space Telescope on your birthday through this new tool on National Aeronautics and Space Administration's site. Just input the month and date of your birth and out will pop a glittering corner of the universe—complete with some cool factoids on what you're looking at, of course.
This feature is part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) celebration of The Hubble's 30th year in orbit. The Hubble was the first "major optical telescope to be placed in space," according to the NASA site. It was first launched in 1990 and has taken magnificent views of the cosmos far beyond what the naked human eye could possibly see. According to CNN, the telescope has been operational "24 hours a day, seven days a week since April 1990."
NASA had originally planned some events for the telescope's 30th year, but many of the events have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No worries for old Hubble, though! People here on Earth can still check out the all the ways the telesecope has changed our views on the universe from the safety of their couches.
Main image from NASA Hubble / Instagram