Astronomers' Recent Top Links

Updated: 2017-Feb-19 13:00 UTC. Listed tweets: 20. Based on tweets of Astronomers on Twitter. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Links in tweets originated by astronomers in the past 14 days, ordered by retweets-per-follower averaged over each tweet of the link. Below, each link is presented in the context of the particular tweet with the highest retweets per follower.

1. One retweet per 27 followers (average):

You've seen Hidden Figures, you've read the book - now try some of Katherine Johnson's actual rocket science https://t.co/hogT1XkypE

— Richard Easther (@REasther) February 11, 2017

2. One retweet per 30 followers (average):

I was just humiliated at the airport and no one stopped to see if I was ok. Y'all need to resist. #resist https://t.co/wvj9f4PyZ0

— Dr. Chanda 🇧🇧 (@IBJIYONGI) February 8, 2017

3. One retweet per 38 followers (average):

In this long chat with @sidin, I explain why "Gravity" is Faizal from Gangs of Wasseypur #GravitationalWavesDay https://t.co/PqRy7zGvZ2

— Karan Jani (@AstroKPJ) February 11, 2017

4. One retweet per 42 followers (average):

Court rules: Touch ID is not protected by the Fifth Amendment but Passcodes are https://t.co/NAdVo9rr79

— Ed Rivera-Valentín (@PlanetTreky) February 5, 2017

5. One retweet per 42 followers (average):

ALERT: This Bill has been introduced in the House:
H.R.861 - To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency.https://t.co/96mx5ArtzB

— Natalie Batalha (@nbatalha) February 5, 2017

6. One retweet per 56 followers (average):

I was stopped bc of books. Then I was told I been in contact w/bomb making materials. No one acted as witness. https://t.co/Q4JNEE53JZ

— Dr. Chanda 🇧🇧 (@IBJIYONGI) February 8, 2017

7. One retweet per 56 followers (average):

Planet hunters! Two decades of Keck HIRES data are now public: https://t.co/RCBuvFRchn
61,000 measurements made on more than 1,600 stars.

— Jonathan Fortney (@jjfplanet) February 13, 2017

8. One retweet per 56 followers (average):

Thank you, @SenFeinstein, for sponsoring SB338 to protect scientific integrity. May Senator @KamalaHarris join you: https://t.co/oBiR7pPNWU

— Michael Busch (@michael_w_busch) February 10, 2017

9. One retweet per 67 followers (average):

Worrying about NASA Earth Science programs - "rebalancing" is not a good word https://t.co/1ypSyIoMcZ

— Ellen Stofan (@EllenStofan) February 18, 2017

10. One retweet per 69 followers (average):

Why we need the EPA part 1 million: because our rivers used to catch on fire https://t.co/lu8kuB4IqP

— Sarah Milkovich (@milkysa) February 18, 2017

11. One retweet per 71 followers (average):

Reminder of why the EPA is vital for everyone's welfare: the Cuyahoga River, which kept catching fire in the 1960s, https://t.co/zgmJozPSTV

— Michael Busch (@michael_w_busch) February 5, 2017

12. One retweet per 71 followers (average):

'What Orion looks like as you get farther away from light pollution' https://t.co/gtDT4AUN3p (via @voxdotcom & @sriram_p_murali) #DarkSkies pic.twitter.com/yHnhxKi6me

— Dr. John Barentine (@JohnBarentine) February 16, 2017

13. One retweet per 73 followers (average):

Giant Arecibo telescope faces closure | Science | The Guardian https://t.co/4WCdIIrxxC

— Ed Rivera-Valentín (@PlanetTreky) February 5, 2017

14. One retweet per 80 followers (average):

Women in physics with over 1,000 Twitter followers: https://t.co/ffhEEz5JQL #WomenInScience pic.twitter.com/ndsP4KJRMq

— TrueSciPhi (@TrueSciPhi) February 11, 2017

15. One retweet per 88 followers (average):

Atteindrons-nous un jour les étoiles ? https://t.co/r4sC6aRPXn
A partager jusqu’à Proxima du Centaure !#LeSOW pic.twitter.com/4oteJU4s5L

— Sébastien Carassou (@FlashCordon) February 17, 2017

16. One retweet per 91 followers (average):

"Software Engineering at Google" is a great read. Note the joyous absence of the words agile, scrum, sprint...https://t.co/WF8rPXy8sy

— Joshua Bloom (@profjsb) February 11, 2017

17. One retweet per 95 followers (average):

"You should take geology because it will fundamentally transform the way you see the world." https://t.co/56LBz9PB4a @juliaturner

— Dawn Sumner (@sumnerd) February 16, 2017

18. One retweet per 119 followers (average):

Changes coming to GitHub ToS: 1) A default CLA 2) If you use GitHub data for your research then you must publish OA https://t.co/KKLf5zDrHm

— Arfon Smith 🚀 (@arfon) February 8, 2017

19. One retweet per 119 followers (average):

The India I discovered while touring for Black Holes and Einstein https://t.co/Jm3TU1wkvM

— Karan Jani (@AstroKPJ) February 12, 2017

20. One retweet per 119 followers (average):

La contaminación lumínica acaba con 24 especies de aves amenazadas https://t.co/MceVn0xTY3 @SEO_BirdLife @RMarti_SEO

— Alejandro Sánchez (@pmisson) February 10, 2017