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Stellarium Web Online Star Map | @StellariumDev | #astronomy #planetarium

An online version of the Stellarium software. Stellarium Web is an online planetarium that runs in your web browser based on an open source project. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you would see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. Controls include: constellations, constellation art, landscape, grids, deep sky objects, night modes and planet visibility.

Relearning The #Star Stories Of #Indigenous Peoples | @SciFri | #astronomy #stories

Just as the people of early Western Civilization looked to the stars and told stories about them, so did indigenous people around the world.

Scale of the Solar System with accurate rotations (remastered) | James O'Donoghue @physicsJ | #solarsystem #visualization

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This animation is to help understand the size scales of the Solar System, along with the roation rates of the planets. At all times, the scale of the planets and the Sun are accurate. Images are from NASA.

Apollo 11 moon landing 50th anniversary, we look to the future of space travel | @NatGeo | #Apollo50th

A graphic rich article from the July 2019 issue of National Geographic. Sections include: Pioneers, Getting there, Where we went, What we took, In pop culture, and What's next.

What's Up Video: July 2019 | NASA Solar System Exploration | 5 things to know about the Moon

As NASA marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, this 3:19 video presents five things to know about the Moon:

  1. How far away is the Moon?
  2. How big is the Moon?
  3. What color is the Moon?
  4. Why do we always see the same side of the Moon?
  5. And what are the dark areas on the Moon?

#Earthrise: A #Video Reconstruction | @APOD

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An explanation and credits for this video reconstruction is provided at Astronomy Picture of the Day. Details of the 1968 Earthrise are provided by NASA's Science Visualization Studio

Planet 9: "Insensitive" Term Riles Scientists | Concern how to #define a #planet

Leonard David, a space journalist, shares that a "heady" group of space scientists have posted a reminder concerned on how to define the term "planet."