Search Tags for astronomer

The remnants of the aftermath of a supernova include a neutron star, or a pulsar, or a black hole. Most of the matter left behind forms into a nebula like the infamous Crab Nebula. But some supernovae explosions give birth to black holes.💥 ————————————————————————————— What's your favorite nebula? ————————————————————————————— Follow @muskyscience for more! ————————————————————————————— Science Niche: Space 🔭 ————————————————————————————— #space #science #nasa #
I'm not very good at shooting meteors, but I did a good job watching them! Had a blast shooting with @matt.warren.lkn . I think his turned out better.
I have started planning my home #observatory to put in my backyard, I flew my #drone around the building site and my house to capture a few reference photos where I could #photoshop in a #3Dmodel of the proposed building, my plan is to design the dome to be 8 feet in diameter. Right now this is only a dream, but with any luck I hope it to become a reality. *Plans subject to change as more planning and building takes place, but it's a start. . #astronomy #astronomer
I made an attempt a few days after the #geminids made an appearance, since it was nothing but foggy & #cloudy when they had their peak. And after about 3 hours I only caught 1 in a photo albeit small. Still the video I made with all the stills turned out pretty cool. In the second half I zoom into the #orion #constellation because I noticed some interesting artifacts passing through the #nightsky... I'm assuming that they were #satellites even though they're moving very slow, the brightest one passes right below #Betelgeuse . #astronomy #star #astrophotography #astronomer #nikon #d600 #camera #ioptronskytracker #rigel #orionnebula #m42 #barnardsloop #horseheadnebula #gitzo #tripod #tokina1628 #trees #winter
Christmas gifts from family that know me way too well! 🎄🎁 Vacation Guide to the Solar System by the wonderful @janagrc and a Harry Potter Cookbook! Hmm what planet to visit first and can I take my pumpkin juice with me? 🤔
☄... and speaking of asteroids, on this very day, a three mile wide space rock '3200 Phaethon' flies by quite close to our planet.  The asteroid’s unusual orbit brings it closer to the Sun than any other named asteroid. Today this asteroid passes the Earth within 10km – very close by space standards. It’s named after the ancient god who nearly wiped out humanity. You can thank your lucky stars that this space rock missed us. #dec16 #2017 #asteroid #space #rock #3200phaethon #phaethon #planetkiller #earth #orbit #closeencounter #whew #nearmiss #astronomer #aatronomy #thatsnomoon #endoftheworld #notyet #chickenlittle #theskyisfalling #followme♥️ #youhavetime #neverknewwhathithim
☄... and speaking of asteroids, on this very day, a three mile wide space rock '3200 Phaethon' flies by quite close to our planet.  The asteroid’s unusual orbit brings it closer to the Sun than any other named asteroid. Today this asteroid passes the Earth within 10km – very close by space standards. It’s named after the ancient god who nearly wiped out humanity. You can thank your lucky stars that this space rock missed us. #dec16 #2017 #asteroid #space #rock #3200phaethon #phaethon #planetkiller #earth #orbit #closeencounter #whew #nearmiss #astronomer #aatronomy #thatsnomoon #endoftheworld #notyet #chickenlittle #theskyisfalling #followme♥️ #youhavetime #neverknewwhathithim
☄... and speaking of asteroids, on this very day, a three mile wide space rock '3200 Phaethon' flies by quite close to our planet.  The asteroid’s unusual orbit brings it closer to the Sun than any other named asteroid. Today this asteroid passes the Earth within 10km – very close by space standards. It’s named after the ancient god who nearly wiped out humanity. You can thank your lucky stars that this space rock missed us. #dec16 #2017 #asteroid #space #rock #3200phaethon #phaethon #planetkiller #earth #orbit #closeencounter #whew #nearmiss #astronomer #aatronomy #thatsnomoon #endoftheworld #notyet #chickenlittle #theskyisfalling #followme♥️ #youhavetime #neverknewwhathithim
☄... and speaking of asteroids, on this very day, a three mile wide space rock '3200 Phaethon' flies by quite close to our planet.  The asteroid’s unusual orbit brings it closer to the Sun than any other named asteroid. Today this asteroid passes the Earth within 10km – very close by space standards. It’s named after the ancient god who nearly wiped out humanity. You can thank your lucky stars that this space rock missed us. #dec16 #2017 #asteroid #space #rock #3200phaethon #phaethon #planetkiller #earth #orbit #closeencounter #whew #nearmiss #astronomer #aatronomy #thatsnomoon #endoftheworld #notyet #chickenlittle #theskyisfalling #followme♥️ #youhavetime #neverknewwhathithim
☄... and speaking of asteroids, on this very day, a three mile wide space rock '3200 Phaethon' flies by quite close to our planet.  The asteroid’s unusual orbit brings it closer to the Sun than any other named asteroid. Today this asteroid passes the Earth within 10km – very close by space standards. It’s named after the ancient god who nearly wiped out humanity. You can thank your lucky stars that this space rock missed us. #dec16 #2017 #asteroid #space #rock #3200phaethon #phaethon #planetkiller #earth #orbit #closeencounter #whew #nearmiss #astronomer #aatronomy #thatsnomoon #endoftheworld #notyet #chickenlittle #theskyisfalling #followme♥️ #youhavetime #neverknewwhathithim
☄... and speaking of asteroids, on this very day, a three mile wide space rock '3200 Phaethon' flies by quite close to our planet.  The asteroid’s unusual orbit brings it closer to the Sun than any other named asteroid. Today this asteroid passes the Earth within 10km – very close by space standards. It’s named after the ancient god who nearly wiped out humanity. You can thank your lucky stars that this space rock missed us. #dec16 #2017 #asteroid #space #rock #3200phaethon #phaethon #planetkiller #earth #orbit #closeencounter #whew #nearmiss #astronomer #aatronomy #thatsnomoon #endoftheworld #notyet #chickenlittle #theskyisfalling #followme♥️ #youhavetime #neverknewwhathithim
On Thursday #NASA announced the discovery of a new exoplanet orbiting a distant star some 2,500 light years away from here called Kepler 90, bringing that system’s total to eight planets as well. The new planet, known as Kepler-90i, is rocky and hot. It orbits its star about once every 14 days. The finding was made using data collected by ’s Kepler Space Telescope, a planet hunter that has spotted more than 2,500 confirmed exoplanets since its launch in 2009. Unlike those previous #discoveries, the #new exoplanet was detected with the help of an artificial #intelligence researcher at Google using a machine learning technique called neural networking. “This is the first time a neural network specifically has been used to identify a new exoplanet,” said Christopher Shallue, a software #engineer at Google who helped make the finding. The technology, which is loosely #inspired by the #human #brain, is designed to recognize patterns and classify images. It can learn to tell the difference between something simple like a cat and a dog, and also to distinguish exoplanets from #cosmic noise. For the project, the #computer looked at a small chunk of data gathered by Kepler from 2009 to 2013. Of the 150,000 stars represented in Kepler’s collection, the combed through 670 star systems for #signs of #exoplanets. Andrew Vanderburg, an astronomer at the University of Texas, Austin, said that Kepler-90i is about 30 percent larger than #Earth and about as #hot as the planet #Mercury, reaching about 800 degrees Fahrenheit. Like the other seven planets in its system, it is packed close to its star. It resembles a miniature version of our #solar #system, he said, where the most distant known planet is about as far away from its star as the Earth is from our #sun. But there could be additional, more distant planets not yet detected because planets close to their #stars may be easier for astronomers to find. Seth Shostak an #astronomer with the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif., who was not involved in the project said the finding that #Kepler 90 has eight #planets shows that our #solarsystem is “just another duck in a row.”