Just the other day, the Internet was filled with the dazzling photos of lights and colour as the entire country celebrated Diwali with much zeal and enthusiasm. But there was one photograph awaited by desi folks — NASA’s picture of India from outer space.
Fake pictures of ‘India seen from space’ being circulated on the internet is not new in India. People really find it hard to avoid such pictures. This time of the year as well, netizens kept tagging NASA and ISS to share some pictures from space. And to the utter surprise, NASA did share a glimpse of an epic picture captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Taking to Instagram, NASA shared a breathtaking picture of thousands of brightly lit stars, called a globular cluster, and wrote: This stellar festival of lights, called a globular cluster, was captured by @NASAHubble and it contains a densely-packed collection of colorful stars close to the heart of the Milky Way.”
“Regions of space where interstellar gas and dust absorb starlight can make observations more challenging. But space telescopes like Hubble, @NASAChandraXray, and our soon-to-be launched @NASAWebb Space Telescope help us tell the story of our universe”, the post further read.
Here’s how the internet reacted to the post.
This is my favourite Diwali greeting of the year. Thank you, @NASA! Fireworks dim in the glow of the stars. https://t.co/IyguaxmgB7
— Smaran Dayal (@smaran) November 5, 2021
In the universe everyday is #Diwali ????✨????⭐
Happy Diwali ???????? https://t.co/1bYOSzTe7j
— Mili Pandya ???????? (@Milipan26) November 5, 2021
Nothing could surpass the fest of lights captured by NASA
some lights lit on lamps
some on candles,
still some in outer space
and the best in human hearts https://t.co/McpDCbpw3y
— Sandy (@SandyAnant) November 5, 2021
Happy Diwali, Hindu& Sikh friends! NASA has named a globular cluster of gold&silver stars after your beautiful holiday celebrating victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance. Beautiful photos from TU archives of Diwali celebrations worldwide will be online &FV Sat https://t.co/xzj6FPAyAD
— Lynda Edwards (@Lynda555E) November 5, 2021