NASA: With this tool you can discover the photo taken by the Hubble telescope on your birthday

NASA: With this tool you can discover the photo taken by the Hubble telescope on your birthday


NASA offers to find out which photo was taken on your birthday. The tool was developed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Go back in time. This is what NASA is offering internet users through a tool put online for the 30e Hubble’s birthday in 2020. As read on the telescope’s official website: “Hubble explores the universe 24/7, which means it’s observed cosmic wonders around the world every day, including your birthday. In order to discover this photo and find out what was immortalized on that day, you must provide your birth month and day.

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A way to pay tribute to the work of Hubble, which was superseded by the James Webb Space Telescope launched in December 2021. In addition to NASA, many photos from space are accessible on a special website hosted by Michigan Technological University called “Astronomy Image of the Day” or “APOD”.

This page of the American Space Agency was created on June 16, 1995 by Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell, we can read on the Sciences et Avenir website. The two men, astronomers at Goddard Space Flight Center, envisioned the project at the time as “a personal project to popularize science.” Internet users born after June 16, 1995 can even find the astronomical picture of their birthday.

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