A deep space rocket is about to roar and I’m super excited. :D

(I couldn’t care less which rocket is superior, as long as it enables science & exploration. Besides, we’re not at that point as a civilization where more rockets are redundant. Also, look at military budgets..)

This has taken weeks to research, deconstruct, write and refine. Presenting a comprehensive article on @exploreplanets@twitter.com laying out the history of our solar system ☄️, and how space exploration teaches us that timeline. 🛰

planetary.org/articles/solar-s

China’s mission to Jupiter could include CubeSats to study the planet’s magnetic field from multiple points. Also, so cool that there’ll be 3 missions at Jupiter in the 2030s: @EuropaClipper@twitter.com, @ESA_JUICE@twitter.com and China’s JCO/JSO.

By @AJ_FI@twitter.com for @exploreplanets@twitter.com.
planetary.org/articles/jupiter

It was a close call between science communication and tolerance of invasion of privacy.

RT @uncertainjatan@twitter.com

Deleted Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, and switched to @telegram@twitter.com and @signalapp@twitter.com.

A 1,000 years from now, people will look back at today’s internet as archaic, invasive and monopolistic. Here are easy-to-use, pro-privacy apps I recommend:
techthoughts.substack.com/p/pr

🐦🔗: twitter.com/uncertainjatan/sta

The Sun is waking up. @esa@twitter.com’s Proba-2 spacecraft has beautifully captured the Sun ramping up its energetic activity, which will continue for the next 5-6 years of this solar cycle.

Credit and more info: esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/

Over 6 billion kilometers away from Earth, the @NewHorizons2015@twitter.com spacecraft has helped answer the question, “How dark is space?” This has implications for how many galaxies are there in the Universe!
@AlanStern@twitter.com
hubblesite.org/contents/news-r

Follow my sites without giving away your email.

RT @uncertainquark@twitter.com

RSS readers, rejoice! 🛰
This forgotten technology is the most efficient and organized way to read sites you like on the Internet. So unlike before, I’ve now made RSS links clearly visible on all my sites, including jatan.space and moonmonday.jatan.space

🐦🔗: twitter.com/uncertainquark/sta

RSS readers, rejoice! 🛰
This forgotten technology is the most efficient and organized way to read sites you like on the Internet. So unlike before, I’ve now made RSS links clearly visible on all my sites, including jatan.space and moonmonday.jatan.space

The community doing what ISRO isn’t.

Andrea Battisti put up the Chandrayaan 2 orbiter’s images on his website for anyone to explore. Complete with a scale and a brightness slider!
planet3.eu/ch2/

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RT @uncertainquark@twitter.com

Last week in Moon exploration 🌗
– Getting ready for @NASA_SLS@twitter.com hot fire test on Jan 17
– @Thales_Alenia_S@twitter.com to build modules for Gateway lunar station
– Extending GPS and Galileo to the Moon
– A seismically active Moon
– @ISRO@twitter.com Chandrayaan 2 images
and more!
moonmonday.jatan.space/p/moon-

🐦🔗: twitter.com/uncertainquark/sta

Hey @SubstackInc@twitter.com, am I theming right? ;) 👆🏼
Thanks for the simple yet meaningful feature implementation.

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Moon Monday is now on Google News! 🚀
Click here to follow: news.google.com/publications/C

RT @uncertainquark@twitter.com

Last week in Moon exploration 🌗
– Getting ready for @NASA_SLS@twitter.com hot fire test on Jan 17
– @Thales_Alenia_S@twitter.com to build modules for Gateway lunar station
– Extending GPS and Galileo to the Moon
– A seismically active Moon
– @ISRO@twitter.com Chandrayaan 2 images
and more!
moonmonday.jatan.space/p/moon-

🐦🔗: twitter.com/uncertainquark/sta

The community doing what ISRO isn’t. Andrea Battisti put up the Chandrayaan 2 orbiter’s images on his website for anyone to explore. Complete with a scale and brightness slider!
planet3.eu/ch2/

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Last week in Moon exploration 🌗
– Getting ready for @NASA_SLS@twitter.com hot fire test on Jan 17
– @Thales_Alenia_S@twitter.com to build modules for Gateway lunar station
– Extending GPS and Galileo to the Moon
– A seismically active Moon
– @ISRO@twitter.com Chandrayaan 2 images
and more!
moonmonday.jatan.space/p/moon-

Someone supported me generously on @buymeacoffee@twitter.com and left the kindest message ever. 🥺😭

Jump deeper before Europa Clipper. Things are getting “juicy”. All puns intended.

RT @coreyspowell@twitter.com

Current plan calls for Juno to pass just 320 kilometers from Europa in 2022 -- less than the altitude of the International Space Station above Earth. spacenews.com/nasas-juno-space

🐦🔗: twitter.com/coreyspowell/statu

If I had displayed ads, this 70K visits could’ve been a decent earning. But I don’t. Ads and invasive tracking is just pure evil. But the point is it’s bittersweet to get so much traffic and no donations.

But hey, 40K people read about Moon exploration and science. :D

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I got zero donations though. 😕
– 80-85% of this entire *freely available* work is unpaid for
– I do it because it’s important, and I love the Moon
– I don’t display ads or accept sponsors
So if you like my work, please support: jatan.space/support

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Crossed 70K views in 24 hours across my Moon projects (ourmoon.jatan.space) and added 150 new Moon newsletter subscribers. :D
This makes up for my terrible launch on Twitter. Thanks Reddit! 🚀

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