“What Did Hubble See on Your Birthday?” is where you can access your personal gift from NASA. Well, not exactly private. It is meant for you and all those born on the same day as you. If you go on NASA’s website and access the link above, you will receive a picture of the space that Hubble Space Telescope took on that day in the previous year.
The Hubble Space Telescope is in its last year of activity. Next year, James Webb Space Telescope will take over. But this year it is still about Hubble and its 30 years celebration. And this year is sharing with people all over the world its treasure of pictures of galaxies, nebulas, space gases, and star clusters.
What do you get? A photo, a brief description of what’s in the picture, and a link to a bigger version of the image so you’d learn more about that galaxy or whatever was that Hubble photographed on your birthday over those 30 years. Hubble seems to be a little vain and wants to be remembered. The picture you receive can be posted with the hashtag #Hubble30. He has all the reasons in the world to deserve being remembered, so indulge that little vanity.
If you visit a commemorative calendar you’ll find much more about Hubble’s latest activity:
- Social Media Competition to Kickstart Hubble’s 30th Anniversary Celebrations
- Update to Hubble Anniversary Image Unveiling Events due to COVID-19
- Hosts Institutions Announced for Hubble’s 30th Anniversary Image Unveiling
- Announcing the Hubble Space Telescope Hidden Gems
Remembering Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble shall be remembered for essential breakthroughs in astrophysics. For instance, it helped to determine the rate of expansion of the UniverseUniverse.
Cosmic Assembly Near-infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey (CANDELS) was its most significant project. It explored the galactic evolution of the Universe at less than one billion years after the Big Bang.
Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS) and Frontier Fields program were two other vital programs with which Hubble Space Telescope made history.