July 22nd, 2011
09:00 AM ET


Every Friday, @CNNLightYears will suggest interesting and exciting space and science Twitter accounts to follow.

Today, @CNNLightYears is giving a #FollowFriday to the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. The Smithsonian Institution includes 19 museums and galleries, nine research centers, and the National Zoo.

The official account of the Smithsonian Institution tweets about exhibits and history tidbits, as well as interacts with museum goers.

The Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum tweets about historical events, posting "today in . . ." tweets. @airandspace also shares current museum events like Mars Day (which just so happens to be today).

Chandra X-Ray Observatory tweets about new findings from studying black holes, stars, and clusters of galaxies. Follow @chandraxray for tweets about new discoveries and explanations of our universe.

The Smithsonian National Zoological Park tweets about its huge collection of animals, such as the zoo's first whooping crane since 1923. @NationalZoo also lets followers know about live zoo cameras, such as the one that shows seven black-footed ferret babies.

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History lets followers know about exhibits, offering "Daily Dose of Science" and "Fun Fact Friday" tweets.

For a list of all Smithsonian Institution Twitter accounts, click here.

You can also follow Twitter updates from @CNNLightYears.

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