Enjoy your Happy Birthday with the real stars: See what Hubble Telescope saw on your birthday courtesy NASA
Peering at the night skies is a favorite obsession for star and sky gazers. Those living in cities can’t see many stars and planets due to the high reflection from the street lights and lights from your home. However, NASA has been star gazing from Hubble Telescope since 1990 and bringing us awe-inspiring images since then.
Now, thanks to NASA, you can see exactly what Hubble Telescope saw on your Birthday. Wish yourself a very happy birthday by peering into the sky and finding which stars and planets were aligned on your birth date. You can also share the results with your friends on social media using the hashtag#Hubble30.
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The Hubble Space Telescope or HST is a space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and remains in operation. It was not the first space telescope but it is one of the largest and has been active since its launch. The Hubble telescope is named after astronomer Edwin Hubble.
Hubble features a 2.4-meter (7.9 ft) mirror, and its four main instruments observe in the ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Hubble’s orbit outside the distortion of Earth’s atmosphere allows it to capture extremely high-resolution images with substantially lower background light than ground-based telescopes. It has captured many stunning images of the space during the course of its life.