Uranus from the Hubble Space Telescope in red and near-infrared. Something I made using recent imagery from the archive. mastodon.social/media/VEecgwNi

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@geckzilla Greetings. If somebody starts a instance on Mastodon I hope you'll join me there and help me out as a mod. I feel like it could be a good thing if it happens but I can't do the server thing on my own. But I could mod.

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@elakdawalla It's a little silly, but after posting your reply I think if you boost it then your followers will see it.

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Replying to @ayy
niu.moe/@ayy/99001056312960350

* We're already off this rock with dozens of space robots who serve as our avatars across the solar system.

* Venus will kill you. I want to study it but only with robots.

* We can explore Saturn and Jupiter just fine but weak Sun does mean that nuclear power is better and that makes a mission very very expensive.

* I'd like to think that telling people about space robots contributes to mission success, so yes.

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I tried to at-reply to another person's questions. For those of you who follow me, did you see that?

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Having trouble trying to use Mastodon for Q and A. I want to quote-toot but can't. Can I at-reply? let's see...

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Answering Q from @nivex: octodon.social/@nivex/99001005

This photo is a mosaic of 3 images from the left Mastcam, which has a field of view of about 15 degrees across 1200 pixels. It's a color camera (Bayer color filter). These images were of low science priority so were returned to Earth with fairly high JPEG compression to decrease their file size. I downsampled them (made the images smaller) to hide some of the compression artifacts.

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If somebody wants to create a instance I will be happy to serve as a mod, I just can't do server stuff

Same goes for anybody who wants to create a instance about processing space robot image data

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It's very rare for to be awake before sunrise, because Mars nights are very cold and the rover doesn't have a lot of energy to spare and being awake means warming motors.

It was awake at this time to do a dry run of being awake the next morning to try to get photos of Comet Siding Spring as it passed by.

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Here's a picture I just put together from 3 images taken on sol (Mars day) 782, early in the morning, before sunrise. mastodon.social/media/q6ICpEC6

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Some facts about me:
- I am a about
- I ❤️ space robots
- I'm a week away from submitting a manuscript of a 400 page book about rover
- I will answer any question about our solar system and how we explore it as long as you're not being a jerk
- I should be writing

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Half a llama
On the llama
For made my force
When you're Spine
So I pulled my beat
This is the life!

Have a surgeon
I make me a minute
I don't not the hair
I love my cable TV

(boogie)

Weird A.I. Yankovic

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Reminder that you can connect your Twitter and Mastodon accounts using bridge.joinmastodon.org/ and that'll show you the Mastodon account names of anyone you follow on Twitter who's also done that.

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Folks who're annoyed about the inability to move to another instance without being able to take your followers with you:

"Account migration" has been a feature request on the Github issue list for quite a long time. github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

It is a BIG job, but it is on the list and the devs are aware of it. It could take a long time.

Clicking through to the issue on Github and clicking "thumbs-up" and leaving a comment about your suboptimal new-user experience is really helpful.

CC @chuckwendig

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Every year in November I post a blog reviewing new kids' books about space (kids 0-18). It comes in 2 days. Lots to read before then! mastodon.social/media/9HVGkVV_

(Left box already read, right box to be read)

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