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30 years of the Hubble Space Telescope: See a photo of what it saw in space on your birthday

Celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope's 30 years in orbit

By Angela Garrity, Guest blogger

The Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating 30 years in orbit. In honor of the festivities, NASA wants to treat you to an image of space that they captured using the amazing photos on your birthday.

A photo of the Hubble Space Telescope floating in space

The Hubble was the first major optical telescope to be placed in space, for has been showing us amazing sights of space in the for 24 hours a day, for 30 years.

To celebrate, NASA launched an interactive platform for you to see a picture of space on your birthday. Enter your birthday month and day and the generator will reveal a photo.

According to Fox 8, most of the celebrations have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but NASA isn’t letting that stop them. The events scheduled in California and Washington, D.C., are postponed for a later date.

Serious stargazers who have a telescope can glimpse some of these same delights the Hubble has captured this month, from home. Let the experts at NASA be your guide to the stars.

If that doesn’t help you collect a myriad of stardust from your own backyard, NASA is sharing one photo every day from each of Hubble’s years in orbit to countdown to the official anniversary on April 24.

Related: Humanity in Space: The history of space shuttles

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