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NASA Instagram: The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is headed toward the moon after launching on a #Minataur V rocket Friday night from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia

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Photography: NASA got Instagram and then the internet exploded in excitement

Never mind photographs of your dinner, kitten, or the sunset you saw last night, NASA have taken things to a whole other level with their Instagram account, which was launched this week and already boasts a stonking 113,000 followers. And it’s all down to the fact that the people at NASA see more incredible sights on a day-to-day basis than us normal people are likely to see in a lifetime.

What’s that? Your granola looked really photogenic this morning? Here’s a picture of the Earth as seen from a satellite while you were eating it. You cat’s fallen asleep in the kitchen sink again? How about a shot of a Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer launching to head to the moon to rain on your parade. It’s okay, though, there’s no need to compete; NASA’s applaudable social media team are promising that their Instagram profile “will take its fans on an out-of-this-world journey through images of Earth and beyond” and they’re already delivering on all fronts. I’m in.

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NASA Instagram: This image shows an evening view gantry at Pad 0B at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., on Sept. 4, 2013

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NASA Instagram: NASA’s black-hole-hunter spacecraft, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has “bagged” its first 10 supermassive black holes

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NASA Instagram: The image shows Earth today, September 7, 2013, as seen by the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) satellite

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NASA InstagraM: This image taken July 20, 1969 from Apollo 11 shows the Earth rising over the limb of the moon much as the Harvest Moon does from our planetary perspective

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NASA Instagram: Hubble Catches a Spiral in the Air Pump Lying more than 110 million light-years away from Earth

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NASA Instagram: The lunar farside as never seen before, courtesy LRO’s LROC Wide Angle Camera

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NASA Instagram: The moon as seen from the space station at 11:27pm