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What does the Sun look like from space? What do astronauts want to eat when they return to Earth? What does this button do?
If you’ve ever wondered things like this, we’re here to help. Here is a list of 20 astronauts to follow on Twitter (in no particular order). Veteran commanders and trainees alike, they have a unique perspective on the world—and since they’ve been in orbit, we mean that literally!
From behind-the-scenes pictures inside the International Space Station to thoughtful answers to your spaceflight questions, these astronauts are a wellspring of insight. It’s a shame that so few astronauts tweet regularly—where else can you hear about the final frontier first-hand?
Skywatchers, take note: Tonight (May 23) and tomorrow night will offer excellent opportunities to observe the so-called “dark side” of the moon.
The new moon occurred on Sunday evening (May 20), marked by an annular eclipse of the sun as the moon passed in front of it. The moon has now moved to the east of the sun, but is still mostly lit from behind. Only a slim crescent on the moon’s east side is in full sunlight.