15 Twitter Accounts for Space Nerds
Love space? Then consider following these astronauts, astronomers, and spacecraft on Twitter.
1. Buzz Aldrin
He walked on the moon, is among those leading the charge to colonize Mars, recorded a song with Snoop Dogg called “Rocket Experience,” and once punched a moon landing conspiracy theorist in the face. What more reason do you need to follow him?
2. Curiosity Rover
Dispatches from Mars, courtesy of the scientists operating this rover.
Launched in 1997, Cassini is currently cruising around Saturn, sending back incredible images of the gaseous planet, its rings, and its moons.
4. Voyager Spacecraft
OK, so some people don’t necessarily believe that Voyager 2 is actually in interstellar space. Still, the craft and its twin really far out there, so this account is worth a follow.
Breaking info on exoplanets, direct from the space observatory that’s looking for them.
6. Phil Plait
Explaining incredible images, the latest space news, and so much more.
This telescope has been observing the universe since 1990.
8. Chris Hadfield
The world’s favorite astronaut isn’t currently in space, but follow this Canadian anyway!
9. Low Flying Rocks
If an object comes within 18,591,161.5 miles of Earth, this bot, made by Tom Taylor, tweets about it.
10. Astro Pic of the Day
Gorgeous photos of our universe daily, accompanied by an explanation from an astronomer.
11. Reid Weisman
Weisman is currently living on the International Space Station and tweeting incredible images.
12. Space Weather
When the weather on Earth isn’t enough, check out what’s happening in space!
13. Sky and Telescope
"The essential guide to astronomy" ... on Twitter!
14. Fake Astro Pix
Setting the record straight on some of the photos floating around on social media.
15. Neil deGrasse Tyson