NASA celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Hubble telescope in orbit. In honor of this, any user can see the photos that the telescope took on his birthday. “This telescope was the first large optical device placed in space, and since April 1990 has shown us incredible photographs of the Universe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are sure that everyone will find a picture to their liking, ”said NASA.
All you need to do is select the month and day of birth, after which the generator will show a photo from its collection. If you like the picture, you can download it for yourself for free. Also on the site you can read more about the object that Hubble captured.
In addition, NASA launched a special section where it explains how to independently, using small telescopes, see objects that Hubble shot. The agency assures that this can be done over the next month from any backyard of the house.
“To do this, on a clear night, you need to find a place without bright lights and direct the telescope into the sky, following our instructions. So you can see the same objects that Hubble captured. If you don’t have a professional telescope, binoculars and smaller telescopes are also suitable”, NASA said.