Everyone uses Twitter, even telescopes!

Jodrell Bank Observatory's telescopes have Twitter accounts now.

Jodrell Bank Observatory

I have a Twitter account. So do a handful of CNET's other bloggers (Rafe is Mr. Popular). Maybe you have one, too. Want to know who else does? Several of the telescopes at the University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory in the UK, that's who.

A British astronomy fan, who operates the aptly-named Astronomy Blog, has set up Twitter accounts for the observation targets of several of Jodrell Bank's telescopes and is aggregating the feeds here. You probably won't see these Twitter feeds saying "starbucks run" or "cat knocked over flowerpot, arrrgh," but really, I think "Observing: crab pulsar" is a lot cooler.

Here's a screenshot:

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(Via Wired Science)

(P.S.: We like astronomy a lot. See here , here , and here .)

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Caroline McCarthy, a CNET News staff writer, is a downtown Manhattanite happily addicted to social-media tools and restaurant blogs. Her pre-CNET resume includes interning at an IT security firm and brewing cappuccinos.

 

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