A spectacular @ESO VLT image of the the triplet of galaxies NGC 6769 (right), 6770 (left) and NGC 6771( bottom). The triplet is also referred to as "Devil's Mask". It is at a distance of about 190 million light-years.
Very excited to be talking to Kip Thorne - one of the greats without a doubt - at this live event on October 12th. If you have any questions for him, please submit them at the link below. twitter.com/ESET/status/14…
"We live finite but wonderful lives... it's the most wonderful thing!" 😊
The remarkable@ProfBrianCoxx joins us on this week's Three Little Words where we talk about the wonder of science and the beauty of life 🌍 ❤y2
More images of @NASA_SLS taken around the Umbilical Release and Retract Test (URRT) inside High Bay 3 in the Vehicle Assembly Building. Teams will continue tests inside the building before transporting @NASA_Orion and stacking it atop the SLS, completing assembly for Artemis I.
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Michael Faraday FRS was born #OnThisDay in 1791. He is most famous for his experiments on electromagnetism which led him to discover electromagnetic fields. Watch @ProfBrianCox and Dame Julia Higgins discuss his legacy in #PeopleOfScience:
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A supernova “replay” is expected to appear in about 16 years, thanks to the magnification and splitting of light caused by the gravity from an enormous galaxy cluster that lies between us and the faraway supernova: go.nasa.gov/3zbJ666
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Finally got the telescope out after a summer of crutches and clouds; had forgotten the sheer amount of rigmarole, but after 3 hours of set-up, finally got to taking pictures again. Andromeda and the Heart Nebula here.
A beautiful image from @ESO 's Very Large Telescope (VLT) of the pair of galaxies NGC 799 (below) and NGC 800 (above). This pair is located at a distance of about 300 million light-years from Earth. The two galaxies may collide in a few hundred million years.
Just did my last @BBC6Music chat with @shaunwkeaveny - we started in 2008 and I’ve loved doing it. A pretty sad day to be honest. We will be continuing those chats somewhere in the broadcasting ether, that’s for sure, because it’s been wonderful ….
Excited to be starting a bit of an Odyssey - 18 months of live shows from Dunedin to Svalbard and everywhere in between starts tonight in Exeter - work in progress and it’ll probably last about 5 hours because I want to talk about too much physics … sorry Exeter.
This evening, I’ve favourably compared the Dads Army episode ‘Getting the Bird’ to the finest Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes because of its pleasing logical structure. Not everyone in my house agrees. I stand by my view.
A view of #Neptune captured by NASA's Voyager 2 on August 13, 1989 from a distance of about 17.2 million kilometers (10.6 million miles). This was made from a single narrow-angle camera image captured with the blue spectral filter and colored to an approximate natural visible hue
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TIME!
@ProfBrianCox will be returning to Oldham on 30 September for an exclusive evening with young people from across the borough!
SCHOOLS get in touch if you haven't already
PARENTS we'll be inviting our members along for the night!
I'm working away on my book on Black Holes with @jrf1968 and just wrote the rather disturbing sounding sentence : "Big Dot no more falls through her own feet than you fall through your own face when you walk towards a mirror" Stay tuned ......
If you’re in Canada, this is me chatting away in the Royal Institution, looking back on my TV shows and musing about the Meaning of Life … which is pretty much all I do these days. I’d make a film about it if @EricIdle hadn’t already done it. twitter.com/bbcstudiospres…
I'm celebrating my 9th landiversary on Mars. In 2012, I hit the ground running. I've traveled a total of 16.3 mi (26.3 km), climbed 1,509 ft (460 m) in elevation & collected 32 drilled samples. Time flies when you’re doing science. Thanks for riding along! go.nasa.gov/3xs89RE
If you heard me on @BBCr4today discussing the incomprehensible existential threat (due to a change in government accounting rules!!!) to one of our great national resources - Burlington House and the Societies it hosts, here's some more background. theguardian.com/science/2021/f…
DO IT Channel 4! Hire @shaunwkeaveny for the new Big Breakfast. Then I can do a quantum mechanics and relativity slot every Wednesday, thus contributing to the valuable public service remit of the channel and raising the general level of intellectual discourse in the country. twitter.com/shaunwkeaveny/…
Be more Georgian ! Yes. It was also a period when science, art and literature dovetailed to create magnificent intellectual progress, as celebrated in Richard Holmes’s superb book ‘The Age of Wonder: How the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science’. twitter.com/rupertmyers/st…
I sometimes enjoy receiving spam emails. Today’s was addressed to ‘Dear Mr Proven Solution ….’ I might take that as a stage name. Obviously I’ll cut them in on the IP. By the way, as I was typing this tweet my spell checker changed ‘obviously’ to ‘ovipositor’. Strange morning.
Unlikely, but wouldn’t it be magnificent if there was a tiny primordial black hole in our solar system. Because then we could visit it - even though, as the article says, it would be the size of a grapefruit … so not exactly ‘Interstellar’ … but still …. twitter.com/alberteinstein…
1/ Astronomers made the first clear detection of a moon-forming disc around an exoplanet, using @almaobs , in which ESO is a partner.
Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/Benisty et al.t