Watch the live stream of the DART mission to deflect an (un-threatening) asteroid here. The camera updates once a second all the way until impact! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Z1E0mW2ag
Going to be checking out the #DART mission stream tonight at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RA8Tfa6Sck&ab_channel=NASA
Review of "Nona the Ninth" (5 stars): Who is Nona? The Locked Tomb series continues...
Vega is the brightest star in the northern constellation of Lyra. It is relatively close at only 25 light-years from the Sun. It is the 5th-brightest star in the night sky, and the 2nd-brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere, after Arcturus. Vega was the northern pole star around 12,000 BCE and will be so again around the year 13,727.
The #MAST archive, specifically the Catalog Science Branch, is hiring **2** Astronomical Data Scientists! Come work with us with big catalog data across all our missions, including #TESS, #JWST, #HST, #Roman, and more.
#Astronomy #DataScience #JobListing
Review of "The Fires of Heaven (Wheel of Time, #5)" (3 stars): The 5th book in The Wheel of Time
BookWyrm is a federated open social reading platform, and is the Fediverse's alternative to Amazon's GoodReads.
You can import your book data into BookWyrm from GoodReads, LibraryThing, StoryGraph, OpenLibrary and Calibre.
To import data, first export it from the other service as a CSV file, then log into your BookWyrm account, go to Settings > Import, select the type of data and then browse to the CSV file you had exported from the other service. Select the correct privacy setting, then click "import".
A neat shoutout that data from #JWST is now available at MAST (where I work!): https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/2022/07/14/webb-images-of-jupiter-and-more-now-available-in-commissioning-data/
Want the data behind the pretty pictures #JWST released yesterday? You can find it here: https://www.stsci.edu/contents/news/jwst/2022/science-data-for-webbs-first-images-now-available.html
In case you have not seen the astonishing new pictures by the #JWST yet. Here we can see
1. A stellar death
2. A stellar birth
3. A cluster of 5 galaxies
4. Galaxies from around 13 billion years ago (the red distorted ones)
The James Webb Space Telescope truly is one of the greatest scientific acheivements in human history.
Astronomical Data Scientist at STScI/MAST in Baltimore.
Opinions are my own.