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skrishna

@skrishna@wandering.shop

#space | #science | #startrek | #gaming | #scicomm | #tech | #scifi
Freelance space editor, Inverse. Occasionally: Fast Company, Wired, NPR, Science Friday, StarTrek dot com
Author of A POCKET GUIDE TO STARGAZING (Chronicle Books, 2023) and co-editor of SWORD STONE TABLE (Vintage, 2021).

I live outside Philly.

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sundogplanets, to random
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I'm talking to a journalist in a bit about NASA's new "space sustainability strategy" and this one sentence from the abstract seems to sum it up:

"Given the substantial upfront expenditures required to develop and deploy remediation capabilities and the potential delay in receiving benefits, these motivations do not appear to be sufficient to incentivize immediate action"

I'm going to have to read this more carefully, but did NASA just say they don't care about orbit?!

https://www.nasa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/otps-cost-and-benefit-analysis-of-orbital-debris-remediation-final-tagged.pdf?emrc=661fe22b468ed

skrishna,
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@sundogplanets I was actually going to reach out and see what you thought, and then I read the report and was like this doesn't even feel worth covering because it feels so lackluster

skrishna, to space
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NASA made a big announcement about a flagship Mars mission yesterday and well…it was a little odd.

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening with Mars Sample Return:

#space #science #nasa #mars #msr

https://youtu.be/ERIhWfbr0lo

skrishna, to space
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This week’s space news is here!

  • There’s a fix in the works for Voyager 1!
  • What did the eclipse look like from space?
  • How did the moon turn itself inside out early in its existence?

and more! Newsletter goes out at 11 am ET, sign up here: adastraspace.com/

https://youtu.be/30cNQIxr1e8

skrishna, to space
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Wondering what those pinkish red loops were during the total eclipse?? I have a video for you:

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5hAegAL-W7/?igsh=MTVneGZqZzFmMnk4eg==


https://fosstodon.org/@tom30519/112237958883957883

morenitux, to random Spanish
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Que alguien me explique. ¿Por qué no debemos ver directamente el eclipse si yo veo que está todo oscuro?. ¿Lo oscuro daña la vista? o ¿cómo está este rollo?

skrishna,
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@eco_amandine @morenitux muchas gracias!!!!

skrishna, to random
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In San Antonio, waiting for the eclipse and the cloud cover is pretty terrible. How is it wherever you are??

#eclipse

skrishna,
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@tehstu oh fingers VERY crossed for you

skrishna,
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@eco_amandine that’s good at least! Our cloud cover was bad but the temperatures were nice at least

skrishna, to space
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skrishna, to space
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This week’s space news from Ad Astra is here!!

  • Space junk from the ISS may have hit someone’s house
  • The eclipse weather forecast looks BAD
  • Will satellites be visible during the eclipse? (shout out to @sundogplanets!!)
  • New awesome solar footage from the Parker Solar Probe

and more!

As always, newsletter goes out Friday mornings! Sign up: adastraspace.com

https://youtu.be/de8odllBxJQ

skrishna, to science
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Normal day as a space reporter, just watching a video of a spacecraft flying through our sun and looking out at the Milky Way 🤯

(from the WISPR camera on the Parker Solar Probe)

skrishna,
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@nashenas WISPR is two overlapping cameras so the short answer is image stacking!!

skrishna, to space
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A daring mission to revive a defunct NASA telescope? Let's talk about Spitzer Resurrector and speculate on why the Space Force (and not NASA!) is interested in this mission.

https://youtu.be/9nQaipDbKDM

skrishna, to space
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Reminder that I send out a weekly newsletter updating you on the important spaceflight and space science that happens every week. Sign up here: https://www.adastraspace.com/

skrishna, to random
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Looks like the installation of Europa Clipper's solar panels is happening!!

(Photo credit: NASA/Glenn Benson)

skrishna, to space
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Space news is here!! This week:

  • The Intuitive Machines moon lander didn’t wake up from lunar night
  • A view of magnetic fields around our supermassive black hole
  • Polar ice melt is affecting the Earth’s rotation
    -NASA will launch rockets into the eclipse
  • SpaceX is preparing for the fourth test launch of Starship




https://youtu.be/Jo7jNhMH8MI

skrishna, to space
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If you’ve been waiting for a newsletter to tell you what will happen to your eyes if you look directly at the sun, that’s out now too: https://www.adastraspace.com/p/eclipse-eye-damage-solar-retinopathy

https://wandering.shop/@skrishna/112164798772759822

skrishna, to space
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Everyone TELLS you to use eye protection during the eclipse, but have you ever wondered what would happened to your eyes if you didn’t?





https://youtu.be/5k3aL0PA-cU

skrishna, to random
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skrishna, to space
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Weekly space news is here!

  • How to de-ice a telescope from a million miles away
  • A new star may appear in our sky soon
  • VERITAS, the mission to Venus, is back!
  • A map of 1.3 million quasars

and more!

Newsletter version will go out in the morning.

https://youtu.be/vWf2gpmk95c

skrishna,
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@reillypascal thank you!!!

skrishna, to space
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Reminder that I write a newsletter with weekly space news that goes out every Friday morning! I'm working on this week's edition now, so sign up to receive it if you’re so inclined!

https://www.adastraspace.com/

skrishna, to space
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The reason I didn’t do any live posting about the Starship launch is I was frantically working on this. Here's my take on the launch (including video from the launch and flight because WOW SpaceX put on a good show here)

https://youtu.be/96PKXeaWfRE

skrishna, to random
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LIFTOFFF WHAT A VIEW

skrishna, to SpaceX
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New liftoff time: 8:02 am CT/9:02 am ET. Looks like there's a range violation with some boats.

skrishna,
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@isaackuo for the record, I laughed out loud at this

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