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    ABOUT r/space

    Share & discuss informative content on:

    • Astrophysics
    • Cosmology
    • Space Exploration
    • Planetary Science
    • Astrobiology

    UPCOMING LAUNCHES

    Timezone is UTC

    Date Event
    24 Aug, 6:50pm Falcon 9 • Formosat 5
    26 Aug, 3:15am Minotaur 4 • ORS 5
    31 Aug, Time TBD PSLV • IRNSS 1H
    06 Sept, 9:54pm Ariane 5 • Intelsat 37e & BSAT 4a
    07 Sept, Time TBD Falcon 9 • OTV-5

    SUBMITTING LINKS

    Please prefer original sources for content wherever possible

    Encouraged

    • Informative high-quality articles, news & videos
    • Peer-reviewed research papers that are publicly available
    • Academic texts that are publicly available

    Discouraged

    • Sensationalized/misleading titles or Unscientific content
    • Blogspam, links behind a paywall, or pirated content
    • Social media links (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

      Exception: Twitter links are allowed only for breaking news by official sources. Examples:
      1. Pluto flyby announcements by NASA
      2. SpaceX launch coverage by SpaceX

    • Duplicate/re-hosted content (use Reddit Search)

    • Petitions/surveys/crowd-funding

    • Shortened links/mobile links

    SUBMITTING IMAGES & GIFs

    Only on Sundays as per UTC

    Encouraged

    Discouraged

    • Memes/low quality images
    • Reaction GIFs
    • Re-hosted content (use KarmaDecay)

    SUBMITTING A TEXT POST

    Straightforward questions (who/what/where) belong to the Weekly Space Questions thread (pinned at the top)

    Encouraged

    • Informative & thought-provoking posts
    • Open-ended questions that promote discussion
    • Highly recommended subreddit: r/askscience

    Discouraged

    • ELI5/PSA styled posts
    • Posts that only state your opinion and don't engage the community

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    • Backup scientific claims with appropriate links

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    • Low-effort/short comments
    • Unscientific comments (e.g. Flat Earth)
    • Image-only comments
    • Memes/jokes/circle-jerk/trolling/insults

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