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Hello everyone! I'm Priscilla. I like anything science related.

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The JWST images are... my goodness... magnificent. 😍❤🥰

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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.

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Comparing the Hubble’s image to that that of the new Webb telescope

#Hubble #JWST

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@mike Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! :toot: :blobcatpresentred: :blobcatnompizza:

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These are NGC5426 and NGC5427, collectively known as Arp271, a pair of interacting spiral galaxies located about 130 million lightyears away.

I took this image back in 2018 with VIMOS, an instrument at ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile. I was the Instrument Scientist, and that night we were decommissioning the instrument to make room for a new one, so I decided to take one last farewell image to celebrate all the cool science done with this instrument over the years.

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Noether BTW was one of the greatest mathematical physicists in history. Her insights underpin much of modern day fundamental physics. The unifying idea behind linear & angular momentum conservation? Noether’s theorem. Scandal that she’s not more famous en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmy_N

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It’s the real #BlackHoleWeek! Mark your calendars for the Event Horizon Telescope’s forthcoming announcement on May 12 at 15:00 CEST (6am Pacific 🥱).

The event will be streamed live on YT at youtu.be/rIQLA6lo6R0

Will we finally see an image of Sagittarius A* — or something else??

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Greetings! I’m an PhD student who mostly works with N-body simulation of galaxies (i.e. code in Python all days and some nights).

Sometimes pretend to be a fan of and and package some obstinate astro codes for to run on our server (in a private repo though, I’ll submit the patches to the upstream, I promise :)

Never been on the birdsite (can’t really stand against the wave of random notifications) but always wanted to have a sort of microblogging acc to post random fancy pictures from my work, and looks like a very nice place to land.

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I found out what kind of bird this is. Chestnut-cheeked starling.

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