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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 :-:|:- 28 Jul, 7:41pm|Soyuz • ISS 51S 2 Aug, 5:58am|Vega • Optsat 3000 & Venus 10 Aug|Time TBD: Atlas 5 • TDRS M 26 Aug, 7:15am|Minotaur 4 • ORS 5 21 Sep|Time & Date TBD: Rockot • Sentinel 5p

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

  • Directly linked quality images/GIFs with an appropriate title
  • Short length videos (<2m) qualify as GIFs
  • Recommended subreddits: r/spaceporn, r/astrophotography & r/astronomy for images and r/spacegifs for GIFs.

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

COMMENTS

> Remember the Human

Encouraged

  • On topic comments that convey meaningful information
  • Backup scientific claims with appropriate links

Discouraged

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

>General Reddiquette applies

>Please report comments & links that don't follow the rules

>Moderation will be strictly enforced on those not following the rules

MESSAGE THE MODERATORS

RELATED SUBREDDITS

Our Friends|| :--|:-- /r/spaceresources | /r/ISRO | /r/Arianespace | /r/Europa | /r/Jupiters | /r/LiveFromSpace | /r/venus | /r/space_settlement | /r/junomission | /r/cubesat |

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