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    Falcon Heavy launch was unreal. I didn't realize that they were designing the capsule with Musk's Roadster to open up, so when I saw that first image of the car just chilling in space with Douglas Adams' "Don't Panic" motto written on it, I was shocked. And watching the side boosters land side-by-side at the same time was just.....wow.

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    think it's lovely that "space oddity" is on a continuous loop on the falcon heavy. planet earth is blue....

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    (also "what are you watching?")

    NASA Live - Earth From Space (HDVR) ♥ ISS LIVE FEED #AstronomyDay2018

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    I didn't realise you could watch live feeds from space!

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    jupiter and venus are the brightest objects in the sky where i'm at. i forgot how awesome google sky map is.

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    Holy shit. This is the first thing in YEARS that I will go out of my way to see in a theater.

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    (I had original post in clipboard because I decided to move it here from general headlines, then I couldn't find this thread and in the process pressed ctrl+c again so I lost it, haha, never mind)

    New BBC documentary:
    How to See a Black Hole: The Universe's Greatest Mystery
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00042l4

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    Quote Originally Posted by theimage13 View Post


    Holy shit. This is the first thing in YEARS that I will go out of my way to see in a theater.
    Did you see it?

    We saw it, then saw it AGAIN two days later!!

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    On Wednesday, the Event Horizon Telescope team released a long-awaited photo of the ultramassive black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy. Here are a few things to know: M87 is 55 million light years away, so our new black hole photo is really only new to us. That light left the area around the black hole just shortly before the dinosaurs vanished.

    This ultramassive black hole is also called ultramassive for a reason, mainly being equivalent to 6.5 billion of our Suns. What's more, the black hole is actually dormant. It has sucked up so much material from its home galaxy that it can’t take in any more, so it’s just sort of sitting there quietly, the way you might after a particularly filling meal.

    https://www.wired.com/story/space-ph...fish-rainbows/

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    Quote Originally Posted by kel View Post
    jupiter and venus are the brightest objects in the sky where i'm at. i forgot how awesome google sky map is.

    Speaking of astronomy apps, I’ve been using Sky Guide for a while on my iPhone and really like it,

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    For the other space nerds, here's the full 34 MB .tif picture of the black hole. (7416x4320). Supposedly, there's a 180 MB version, but no luck so far.

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    R.I.P. Jerrie Cobb, Record-Breaking Pilot and Advocate for Female Spaceflight

    https://www.space.com/jerrie-cobb-di...-in-space.html

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    I used my trip to Chicago Open Air in May as a chance to visit the Museum of Science and Industry. Lots of mind blowing artifacts there, here is one of them, Frank Borman's flight suit from Apollo 8.

    Rest of the photos here! -> https://imgur.com/gallery/7jddIKS

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