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What I saw on social media - August 2023

Updated: Dec 8, 2023

255 hours on the Whirlpool Galaxy collab with 15 other astrophotographers. The longest integration ever done on this target.
Credit, Galatic Hunter, X (formerly Twitter)

https://twitter.com/galactichunter_/status/1689059173118746626?s=48&t=u0c9Po32e_kwabx0we7Djw Note, that there is an in-depth write-up of this on the X post (click the link above to access it).


How Does Jupiter Protect Earth From Comets And Asteroids?

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We know the Moon has water, so could future astronauts access and make use of it? We're working on it. Once it lands at the lunar South Pole, our Polar Resources Ice Mining Experiment-1 (PRIME-1) will robotically sample ice from beneath the lunar surface

Credit, NASA, x (formerly Twitter)


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The light of Earendel, our most beloved star
Discovered by @NASAHubble, Earendel is the farthest star ever detected. Webb’s fresh look reveals it to be a massive B-type star more than twice as hot and about a million times more luminous than our Sun

Credit, NASA Webb Telescope, X (formerly Twitter)

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Exoplanets in the Trappist-1 system more likely to be habitable than scientists once thought, study suggests


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NASA's Parker Solar Probe to make closest flyby of Venus on Aug. 21
Credit, All About Space, Facebook

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Neptune's images

Credit, Astronomy Galaxy, NASA ● National Aeronautics and Space Administration Group, Facebook.




The launch of Russia’s Luna 25 lander heralds the nation’s return to lunar and planetary exploration.
Credit, Sky and Telescope, X (formerly Twitter).

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This came from #Space
Credit, Amazing Astronomy, X (formerly Twitter).


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The eight planets and two dwarf planets..

Credit, World and Science, X (formerly Twitter) and Dr James O'Donoghue/@physicsJ


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100 Planetary Nebulae captured by Hubble Space Telescope!
Credit, Wot, NASA ● National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Facebook



Meteorite that crashed to Earth 3,500 years ago carved into arrowhead by Bronze Age hunters

Credit, All About Space, Facebook.



These are the 24 humans who have traveled to the Moon to date, 12 of whom walked on its surface

Credit, Wot, NASA ● National Aeronautics and Space Administration Facebook Group



Why Chandrayaan-3 landed near the moon's south pole — and why everyone else wants to get there too


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James Webb Space Telescope gazes into the Whirlpool galaxy's hypnotic spiral arms

Credit, All About Space


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