What Did The Hubble Telescope See On Your Birthday?
The Hubble Telescope was first conceived back in the 1940s but wasn't put into orbit until 1990. Since then it's been sending us amazing pictures of the universe.
Have you ever thought, "I wonder what the Hubble Telescope saw on my birthday?". No, I never thought that either, but NASA did. They have taken their huge library of images and put them online matched up to the date they were taken. All you do is put in the month and date you were born and boom there is an amazing image from space that was seen on one of your birthdays. The image from my birthday, March 14th, 1990, was an amazing image of Interacting Galaxies Arp 297.
Not only is this just something cool, I thought it might be a great resource for teachers that are remote teaching science and might be a great way to connect the science of space with something tangible here on earth.
By the way, just so you know, the Hubble Telescope only really sends images in black and white. So the pictures you see are enhanced and interpreted by scientists and artists as to what they would look like if you visited them in a spaceship millions of light-years away.
Want to see the amazing image that comes up for your birthday? Just click HERE.