September 30th, 2011
10:15 AM ET


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

Today, @CNNLightYears is giving a #FollowFriday to a few Twitter accounts that tweet about astronomy, the scientific study of celestial objects, space, and the universe as a whole.

The Twitter account of Phil Plait has been a recommended user to be included on our #FollowFriday post many times. @BadAstronomer, who describes himself as an "astronomer, author, skeptic, father, punster," in his Twitter bio tweets about all things space and science. Also, you can expect some humor and lots of @replies.

The Virtual Astronomer Twitter account of #meteorwatch creator @AdrianWest has sent over 40,000 tweets on science and astronomy. @VirtualAstro has a very fun Twitter stream where you can find informative retweets from other science accounts, as well as interesting writes on astronomy.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will be a large infrared telescope with a 6.5-meter primary mirror. According to NASA, "the Webb will be the premier observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide." Join over 15,000 others and follow @NASAWebbTelescp for project updates as it works towards a 2018 launch date.

The Hubble Space Telescope, a co-operation between @NASA and @ESA, is a space-based observatory that has revolutionized astronomy. Follow @HUBBLE_space for tweets about the universe, as well as stunning photos.

What space and science Twitter accounts do you follow? Let @CNNLightYears know in the comments.

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