Nasa’s Hubble telescope completes 3 decades of observing space.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope remains the most successful observatory in space till date. It has been three decades of Hubble serving and observing space beyond Earth’s orbit, stars, planets, galaxies, nebulas, explosions happening at the very edge of time. And as the Hubble completes three decades of its launch, NASA has recently announced a new service that will let the public experience the breathtaking views of deep space on their birthday. Yes, now you can find out what happened in the universe on your birthday. Here’s how you can access this service.
How to check what happened in space on your birth date?
To check what took place in space on your birthday, all you have to do is fill in your birth date and the month and click on submit. Once submitted, an image will be displayed with details of what the telescope saw on that date will be displayed.
As reported by Mashable, it showed an image of the lovely Triangulum galaxy (M33), our neighbor in a collection of dozens of galaxies called the Local Group for July 28.
The image displays a detailed portrait of the Triangulum, consisting of 54 Hubble fields of view stitched together, revealing nearly 25 million individually resolved stars. As shared by Nasa, the image was captured on July 28, 2019. It traces the jagged edge of the mosaic spanned 19,400 light-years across with striking areas of star birth glowing bright blue throughout the galaxy.
According to NASA, the Hubble spacecraft has been in space for 32 years now and has been sending stunning views of galaxies. The flying observatory has completed one billion seconds of operations in Zero gravity. The telescope was deployed on April 25, 1990, and before the arrival of the Webb Telescope, it was working with ESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, that aims to find exoplanets. Recently it captured a breathtaking view of the globular cluster Terzan 2 in the constellation Scorpio by using its Advanced Camera for Surveys and its Wide Field Camera 3.