Thursday, 11 August 2022 – 15:12

New photos released to mark 30 years of the Hubble Space Telescope in orbit

NASA has opened up its picture archive and is now allowing members of the public to see photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope on their birthday.

The new tool, setup and launched this week to celebrate the Hubble’s 30th year in orbit, allows people to search for pictures taken by the Hubble on any day of the year.

The Hubble orbits the universe 24/7 sending snapshots to earth constantly. Writing on a blog dedicated to the Space Telescope, NASA said;  

“Hubble’s unique design, allowing it to be repaired and upgraded with advanced technology by astronauts, has made it one of NASA’s longest-living and most valuable observatories, beaming transformational astronomical images to Earth for decades. Hubble has fundamentally changed our understanding of the cosmos.” 

You can view pictures taken by the Hubble on your birthday on the NASA website.

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