These days, just about every space mission has women on it. It’s just not a big deal. But in 1983, it was very much a big deal - that’s the year Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.

These days, just about every space mission has women on it. It’s just not a big deal. But in 1983, it was very much a big deal - that’s the year Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.

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A snippet of an epic video by YouTube’s morn1415 demonstrating the scale of the…

A snippet of an epic video by YouTube’s morn1415 demonstrating the scale of the…

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It’s a big one this week as we delve into the beginning of everything with a look at the Big Bang Theory. How did the universe as we know it come into existence from supposedly nothing? And why? Head to the link in my bio to find out! #science #space #bigbang #thebigbangtheory #universe #physics #cosmology #cosmos #galaxy #bbt #astronomy #solarsystem

It’s a big one this week as we delve into the beginning of everything with a look at the Big Bang Theory. How did the universe as we know it come into existence from supposedly nothing? And why? Head to the link in my bio to find out! #science #space #bigbang #thebigbangtheory #universe #physics #cosmology #cosmos #galaxy #bbt #astronomy #solarsystem

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Does the universe have an edge? Visit the link in my bio to find out. #space #science #universe #physics

Does the universe have an edge? Visit the link in my bio to find out. #space #science #universe #physics

The time it takes the Earth to travel around the sun is not exactly 365 days – it actually takes about 365.25 days which is why we have a leap year every four years. #science #time #leapyear #earth #hey

The time it takes the Earth to travel around the sun is not exactly 365 days – it actually takes about 365.25 days which is why we have a leap year every four years. #science #time #leapyear #earth #hey

There are a LOT of satellites orbiting Earth. See the link in my bio for a brief explanation. #satellite #space #science

There are a LOT of satellites orbiting Earth. See the link in my bio for a brief explanation. #satellite #space #science

The spin of the Earth is slowing (very slowly) mainly due to the effect of the moon’s gravity. Just as the moon’s gravity pulls at our oceans as the planet rotates (creating tides), so too does it act as a drag on the Earth’s spin, meaning our days are gradually getting longer. This is why we have to add a leap second to our clocks every few years, and why the T-Rex experienced a 23 hour day.  #dinosaur #trex #jurassic #science #physics #gravity #moon #space

The spin of the Earth is slowing (very slowly) mainly due to the effect of the moon’s gravity. Just as the moon’s gravity pulls at our oceans as the planet rotates (creating tides), so too does it act as a drag on the Earth’s spin, meaning our days are gradually getting longer. This is why we have to add a leap second to our clocks every few years, and why the T-Rex experienced a 23 hour day. #dinosaur #trex #jurassic #science #physics #gravity #moon #space

Did you know by using GPS you are directly interacting with Einstein’s theory of relativity? Latest post up explains how.  #Einstein #GPS #time #gravity #space #science #map

Did you know by using GPS you are directly interacting with Einstein’s theory of relativity? Latest post up explains how. #Einstein #GPS #time #gravity #space #science #map

Can you guess where this rocky desert is? Perhaps somewhere in the American Southwest? Outback Australia?  These are actually some recent snaps from @nasa's Curiosity rover of the Martian landscape. Doesn’t it look oddly familiar?  #Mars #space #planet #nasa

Can you guess where this rocky desert is? Perhaps somewhere in the American Southwest? Outback Australia? These are actually some recent snaps from @nasa's Curiosity rover of the Martian landscape. Doesn’t it look oddly familiar? #Mars #space #planet #nasa

Margaret Hamilton standing next to listings of the Apollo Guidance Computer source code – the on-board flight software that got man to the moon. A female software engineer at the time was a pretty rare sight, but that didn't stop Hamilton from leading the team that developed the software for the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Hamilton was later given NASA's Exceptional Space Act Award for her work. Hamilton also coined the term 'software engineer'. #womeninscience #Apollo11 #margarethamilton…

Margaret Hamilton standing next to listings of the Apollo Guidance Computer source code – the on-board flight software that got man to the moon. A female software engineer at the time was a pretty rare sight, but that didn't stop Hamilton from leading the team that developed the software for the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Hamilton was later given NASA's Exceptional Space Act Award for her work. Hamilton also coined the term 'software engineer'. #womeninscience #Apollo11 #margarethamilton…

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