Astronomy

Seeing Jupiter and its moons for the first time 😮

Seeing Jupiter and its moons for the first time 😮

There's something about that first time, almost unsettling.

To realize something with such detail, that you can look at it and it's so alien yet makes so much sense. You can almost see the moon's orbital paths in your head.

It was passing through the sky every day and for years I never thought to look at it, or even recognize it was there

Hi there! My name is Emile and I'm a 16 year old student from Germany. For the German science competition 'Jugend forscht', I've learnt to use python and created a program to calculate the distance between satellites and test for possible collisions.

Hi there! My name is Emile and I'm a 16 year old student from Germany. For the German science competition 'Jugend forscht', I've learnt to use python and created a program to calculate the distance between satellites and test for possible collisions.

Hey Emile,

this is super impressive. I work as a PhD student at Heidelberg University in theoretical physics and cosmology, if you're from the area, you should check out the life science lab and Wolke 7, which are both programmes for interested pupils.

If you'd like a peek at what theoretical physics people do all day, drop us a line and you can come by and solve some Python issues for us -- like for real, we've got student interns all the time and if you know how to use Python, you're way ahead of them already.

Edit: your name

Titan lenses a passing binary star

To be clear this lensing is due to Titans atmosphere rather than its mass.

Supermoon rising above electrical storm, New Zealand (x-post /sub/Space)

Supermoon rising above electrical storm, New Zealand (x-post /r/Space)

I hate the term super moon. It doesn't even really look different. It's basically click bait.

I wrapped my Christmas presents for family in my cosmology notes from college!

I wrapped my Christmas presents for family in my cosmology notes from college!

I thought that said "cosmetology" at first and I couldn't help but thinking that's a lot of math for cutting hair.

Then I read the sub name and felt dumb.

Edit: just saw that somebody already made this joke in another comment thread and now I feel dumber.

Try one of these subthreads