Have you ever wondered what space looked like on your birthday? I hadn’t really ever thought about it until now. I just realized that it was an actual thing we could do today! Now I want to see it!
Right now NASA is celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope’s 30th year in orbit! Has it really been that long? Man, I am so freaking old!
The Hubble Space Telescope was the first major optical telescope to be placed in space. It takes photos 24/7 and they are AMAZING! This has been happening since April of 1990.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary NASA has launched a page where you can see a photo that was taken on your birthday.
I have given birth to 3 children since it has been in space and can not wait to look at this with them.
All you need to do is visit the ‘What Did Hubble See on Your Birthday?’ page. Then enter your birthday (month and day). Then the generator will show you a photo from that day!
The image shown above is from April 14th, 2006. It is of Galaxy ESO 99-4ESO 99-4. This is a galaxy with “a highly peculiar shape. It is probably the remnant of an earlier merger process that has deformed it, leaving the main body largely obscured by dark bands of dust.”
They want you to share the results with your friends on social media using #Hubble30. I have been browsing the hashtag on Instagram and there are some of the most beautiful images ever for us all to admire!