NASA Takes A Picture Of Me On My Birthday
Did you know that NASA has a picture of you taken on your birthday? By visiting their website, you can view a picture taken on your birthday, as well as the details of that picture. All you have to do is enter your date of birth and month to access the picture details.
Hubble captured a giant dust storm on Mars
A recent Hubble image shows a giant dust storm on Mars, the red planet’s surface. The storm is approximately 930 miles (1500 km) long and is approximately the size of the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico when measured diagonally. The dust storm is a complex phenomenon, affecting the entire planet. It has been raging since May 2018, and in just a few weeks it had grown into a planet-wide dust storm.
The dust storm was captured on Mars at a time when Mars was near its closest approach to Earth since 2003. The planet is also experiencing spring in its southern hemisphere, which is the reason why the dust storm is so vibrant in this image. The image reveals several distinctive features of Mars.
Hubble captured a blue and red dwarf galaxy
It was my birthday last year, and I was ecstatic to see Hubble’s latest image of a blue and red dwarf galaxy. This galaxy belongs to the ‘tadpole’ class, which means it has bright heads and long, elongated tails. The Hubble telescope was launched by the American space agency in 1990, and it now sits five hundred and forty kilometers above Earth. Each day, Hubble completes 15 orbits around Earth. The spacecraft flies at an astonishing eight kilometers per second, which makes it the equivalent of traveling across the United States in 10 minutes.
Hubble has captured dozens of images of galaxies colliding. This particular picture of NGC 6397 shows two interacting galaxies, one of which looks like a leak in a gasket. The blue streamer is actually a newly formed blue star, and is the result of the colliding galaxies’ gravitational interaction.
Hubble captured a cluster of stars
On my birthday, Hubble Space Telescope published a stunning image of a cluster of stars called Westerlund 2. The image shows the cluster of newborn stars surrounded by a bright nebula. The image was created from 54 fields of view and spans nearly 19,400 light-years. Despite being so far away, it is still possible to make out the individual stars, as they are mostly obscuring the surrounding dust.
To make the image, Hubble used its Advanced Camera to study the cluster. This instrument has very high resolution, so it can differentiate the individual stars in the cluster. The stars in the cluster move together as they orbit the Milky Way Galaxy. This allows astronomers to study how the stars age and compare their characteristics.
Hubble captured a firestorm of star birth
The Hubble Space Telescope has been capturing thousands of images of the universe for over three decades. A backdrop of black space frames the Hubble as the Space Shuttle Columbia eases closer to the telescope with seven astronauts aboard. The Hubble takes one picture for every day of the year – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This means that Hubble has seen my birthday on more than one occasion!
To mark the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA released a breathtaking image of star birth captured by the telescope. It shows a giant red nebula (NGC 2014) and its smaller blue counterpart (NGC 2020). These nebulae are part of a vast star-forming region in a galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud, 163,000 light years away.
Share your Hubble birthday image on social media
To celebrate your Hubble birthday, you can share an image of the Hubble Space Telescope on social media. The image will include a caption and a link to a larger image breakdown. You can use the hashtag #Hubble30 to encourage others to share it, too.
Hubble was launched in 1990 and has been taking images of the universe ever since. The telescope takes images every day of the year, so the NASA website has a special tool you can use to find the image for your birthday. The Hubble images are updated every 24 hours, so you can easily find one that matches your birthday.
The Hubble Telescope has been taking pictures of the universe since 1990, and you can share your birthday with it. The Hubble has a tool on its website that shows you images of the deep space on your birthday. You can even share these images on social media with your friends.