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NASA: Every day, a photo from space is taken on your birthday

NASA: Every day, a photo from space is taken on your birthday

Explore the space snapshot taken on your birthday by NASA's Hubble Telescope, to learn more about the stars and planets that populate our galaxy.

The image taken by NASA's Hubble Telescope on November 14 is of a stunning double bubble of gas and dust, observed in 1998 at the heart of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a galaxy close to the Milky Way. The pink reflections and bluish brightness of the hot stars in this image are captivating, as is every image of the universe taken by these super space telescopes, in fact. this NASA websitewhich invites you to discover What photo of the sky was taken on your birthday? (But you can also choose one for your wedding or the birth of your dog, if you prefer) It will make you dream, but also above all it will teach you about the wonders of the universe.

Thirty years of space wonders

If we are accustomed to admiring the stunning images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, we should not be superior to those taken by Hubble, which was launched into orbit in 1990. In fact, the latter explores the universe every day and every hour of the year For 34 yearsSo he actually took many of the pictures, which were also taken by James Webb. And Hubble isn't about to stop since NASA Want to extend its lifespan Until 2050. Thanks to this, astronomers have been able to make fundamental discoveries about black holes, planets, stars, dark matter, or other galaxies. picture Orion Nebula or Butterflyabsolutely stunning star nurseries, not only allowed specialists to learn more about their formation, but also toured the world, raising awareness of astronomy among the world's population.

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In fact, it is impossible to list the knowledge that he brought to astronomers. Take, for example, this other image of the Carina Nebula.

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We see the chaotic activity that prevails around its stars: plumes of gas, most notably cold hydrogen mixed with dust, extending several light-years across. The upper part of this astral plane is named Mysterious mountain. It is consumed by the bright light and violent winds coming from the stars that protect it. Over the years, very careful observations and scientific studies have taught us more about their evolution, and about the amazing diversity of these nebulae. And you, what does the space photo taken on your birthday tell you?

This article was originally published on November 14, 2023.

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