Photos of @CanberraDSN@twitter.com's Deep Space Station 36, completed and during construction (2012-2016).
The Deep Space Network (DSN) "consists of three facilities spaced equidistant from each other – approximately 120 degrees apart in longitude – around the world... Goldstone, near Barstow, California; near Madrid, Spain; and near Canberra, Australia." https://twitter.com/dsn_status/status/985956920405254150
A great image for thinking about parts involved in a spacecraft observatory like #TESS. The Falcon 9 carries it up, the Orbital LEOStar-2 is the ship, the science instrument collects the data. There's also ground-based infrastructure, like the Deep Space Network radio antennas.
TESS is an observatory made up of an instrument (the four cameras and related technology) on a spacecraft. In this case the instrument is on an @OrbitalATK@twitter.com LEOStar-2 series built for the mission. https://www.orbitalatk.com/news-room/insideOA/OrbitalATK-TESS/default.aspx?prid=283
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite doesn't really have googly eyes, but the @NASA_TESS@twitter.com instrument does have four 16.8 megapixel CCD cameras which each have seven stacked lenses in them. Lovely four-eyes for finding planets. https://tess.gsfc.nasa.gov/instrument.html
“Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result — my early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves.”
RT @email@example.com David Buckel died after setting himself on fire in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. He left a note urging people to lead less selfish lives as a way to protect the planet, the police said. https://nyti.ms/2qzZlJ4
The @NASAKepler@twitter.com telescope helped find thousands of exoplanets, planets around other stars. Now @NASA_TESS@twitter.com will find many thousands more. We live in the moment humanity is discovering a universe of worlds across the stars and very soon, I'm betting, life on one relatively nearby. https://t.co/4faVYG1WXn
"highlights of the Viking exploration of Mars will be presented. Some of the interesting aspects of our use of Prime computers for the Viking program will be discussed..." -James E. Tillman, 1985 (Director, Viking Computer Facility, UW) https://atmos.washington.edu/local-httpdocs/k12/viking_history_npug_84.html
Scientists: putting awesome space stickers on computers since before laptops. (Prime 300/400, 1973)
The Silicon Valley votive candle selection is a bit different.
.@firstname.lastname@example.org at #SoCIA18
RT @BenCKinney@twitter.com Talking here about exploration (scientific) or exploitation (human). NASA has thus far been driven by search for extraterrestial life, NOT colonizing other planets. Is there any reason to change that priority? (Spoiler: she says no.)
The latest issue of Diaphanes magazine "sings the praises of diversity, of cheerful border traffic, of the vital contagiousness of the alien....Becoming porous, improper, contagious..'Merry Xenotism!'" https://www.diaphanes.net/titel/diaphanes-magazine-no-4-4471
"the semiosphere is necessarily influenced by the physical space where life unfolds....In our languages it is very common for the conception of time to be spatial...communication with beings that lack this metaphor (or another comparable one) could be complicated." —Millán