A lot of discoveries have been made through the past years. So many, that it has become kind of hard to stay tuned for the latest news. But worry no more!
With these Instagram accounts, you will NEVER miss on any Out-Of-Earth news.
1. SpaceX – @spacex
This company makes spacecraft and reusable rockets with the mission of making multi-planetary life possible.
2. International Space Station – @iss
Expedition 49 crewmember Kate Rubins of NASA works with the airlock inside of Kibo, the Japanese Experiment Module. Rubins was installing the Robotics External Leak Locator (RELL), a technology demonstration designed to locate external ISS ammonia (NH3) leaks. #nasa #space #spacestation #research #science
This account features a bunch of pictures of the interior of spaceships along with many cool outer space pics.
3. Tim Peake – @astro_timpeake
I’m thrilled to announce that my new book Hello, is this Planet Earth? will be landing in stores on 17 November! From cities illuminated at night, to the northern lights, to vistas of oceans, mountains and deserts, it will include over 150 photos that I took on board the International Space Station. I'm delighted to say that all my proceeds will go to The Princes Trust. You can pre-order your copy now and find out more here: http://amzn.to/2cEUBK1 #HelloIsThisPlanetEarth @penguinukbooks @princestrust
Currently aboard the International Space Station is Tim Peake, a British astronaut. As he has carried out his work on Expedition 46/47 on the station, he has shared a range of photos of Earth that he has shot with his Nikon D4 from the vantage point of space.
4. Scott Kelly – @stationcdrkelly
Scott Kelly is an engineer and a retired American astronaut who recently spent a year commanding the International Space Station, traveling 143,846,525 miles around our globe in the process.
5. Nasa Goddard – @nasagoddard
Hubble sees the beautiful demises of a dying star This image, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the colorful "last hurrah" of a star like our sun. The star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around the star's remaining core. Ultraviolet light from the dying star makes the material glow. The burned-out star, called a white dwarf, is the white dot in the center. Our sun will eventually burn out and shroud itself with stellar debris, but not for another 5 billion years. Our Milky Way Galaxy is littered with these stellar relics, called planetary nebulae. The objects have nothing to do with planets. Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century astronomers called them the name because through small telescopes they resembled the disks of the distant planets Uranus and Neptune. The planetary nebula in this image is called NGC 2440. The white dwarf at the center of NGC 2440 is one of the hottest known, with a surface temperature of more than 360,000 degrees Fahrenheit (200,000 degrees Celsius). The nebula's chaotic structure suggests that the star shed its mass episodically. During each outburst, the star expelled material in a different direction. This can be seen in the two bowtie-shaped lobes. The nebula also is rich in clouds of dust, some of which form long, dark streaks pointing away from the star. NGC 2440 lies about 4,000 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Puppis. The material expelled by the star glows with different colors depending on its composition, its density and how close it is to the hot central star. Blue samples helium; blue-green oxygen, and red nitrogen and hydrogen. Credit: NASA, ESA, and K. Noll (STScI), Acknowledgment: The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) #nasagoddard #space #star #hubble
This center was in charge of the very first flight to space. This account follows on every single movement in order to share with us all the projects that NASA is working on.
6. Roscosmos – @roscosmosofficial
Канарские острова – архипелаг в Атлантическом океане с высоты Международной космической станции. Фотография космонавта Олега Артемьева (@olegmks). . . The Canary Islands are an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. Picture taken at the height of the ISS by cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev. #роскосмос #космос #мкс #планета #земля #канарские #острова #cosmos #space #planet #earth #iss #canary #islands #roscosmos #roscosmosofficial
Roscosmos is the Russian Federal Space Agency at the heart of all space-related Russian news.
7. NASA – @nasa
Orbiting at 17,500 miles per hour, even the stars seem like little more than streaks of light to the crew on the International Space Station. The crew onboard captured a series of incredible star trail images on Oct. 3, as they orbited our home planet. The station orbits the Earth every 90 minutes, and astronauts aboard see an average of 16 sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours. CREDIT: NASA #nasa #space #stars #spacestation #earth #solarsystem #orbit #astronaut
Over the years, Nasa has firmly committed to pushing the boundaries of space exploration, and, as its 12.3m Instagram acolytes would agree, it has been successful.