Astronomers' Recent Top Links

Updated: 2019-May-24 13:16 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 29 followers (average):

If you want more space-related animal stories, please enjoy Nalla the Persuader (YES, REALLY), a peregrine falcon who works part-time with the European Space Agency to keep birds from nesting (and pooping) in one of their tracking antennae in Spain: https://t.co/6Ha6CfHii9 pic.twitter.com/8iUwDVUNNl

— Emily Levesque ✨🔭 (@emsque) May 21, 2019

2. One retweet per 30 followers (average):

Please RT. Our Centre for Enzyme Innovation (CEI) @portsmouthuni is looking to recruit a range of ECRs. If you want to save the planet, please apply! https://t.co/tDDMKJrDCB

— Bob Nichol (@robertcnichol) May 16, 2019

3. One retweet per 40 followers (average):

Amateur observers have been watching a fascinating ring of dark material surround #Jupiter's #GreatRedSpot.

This wonderful GIF from Marco Vedovato spans Mar 5 to May 11, using data from many excellent observers from around the globe:https://t.co/P3JArTzIui pic.twitter.com/8eFuI0zm29

— Leigh Fletcher (@LeighFletcher) May 13, 2019

4. One retweet per 42 followers (average):

I’m at a lecture celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 10 and just learned that the first Earth creatures to orbit the moon were two tortoises.


— Emily Levesque ✨🔭 (@emsque) May 18, 2019

5. One retweet per 45 followers (average):

Mapa geológico de los fondos oceánicos. Excelente enlace! https://t.co/ygj4wmgrX1 pic.twitter.com/E7WdcGor5H

— Jesús Martínez Frías (@J_MartinezFrias) May 20, 2019

6. One retweet per 75 followers (average):

Experienced and interested in scientific & corporate communication? We are recruiting a Head of the Dept of Communication at @ESO. Engage with a great team in a diverse family-friendly intergovernmental organisation at the forefront of world-wide astronomy https://t.co/krA2wZCUN6

— Xavier Barcons (@xbarcons) May 17, 2019

7. One retweet per 93 followers (average):

Adjunto mi Nota reciente sobre la Luna en mi blog de #SciLogs de Investigación y Ciencia @IyC_es . Espero que os guste y os resulte de interés. Foto: NASA #Luna #Artemisa #Astrobiología #Planetología @IGeociencias #REDESPA https://t.co/tXFc5RkJD0 pic.twitter.com/wc18euI8iA

— Jesús Martínez Frías (@J_MartinezFrias) May 16, 2019

8. One retweet per 100 followers (average):

“Low-income kindergartners with high test scores are less likely to become well-off young adults than their higher income-peers with low test scores” https://t.co/xeUDLpPXY5

— Prof. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein 🙅🏽‍♀️ 🇧🇧🌈 (@IBJIYONGI) May 22, 2019

9. One retweet per 100 followers (average):

Whoah! @NASA_TESS has detected a triumvirate of small planets around a 6th magnitude (i.e. almost naked-eye) star.
That makes this sun-like star one of the brightest in the sky to have ever been found hosting transiting planets! And it's has three of them! https://t.co/CgRmC3TV26 pic.twitter.com/T4elavQzGj

— Hugh Osborn (@exohugh) May 15, 2019

10. One retweet per 106 followers (average):

Iban de farol: el alumbrado led no ha reducido la contaminación lumínica https://t.co/Y69CjjWyiD vía @Conversation_E

— Alejandro Sánchez (@pmisson) May 16, 2019

11. One retweet per 109 followers (average):

The best anti-Light pollution campaign ever made: https://t.co/3R2ux9TGZK via @skyglowberlin pic.twitter.com/nz0QzWsOA4

— Alejandro Sánchez (@pmisson) May 11, 2019

12. One retweet per 117 followers (average):

NOUVELLE VIDÉO ! https://t.co/z6NWmN2EgP

Dans cet épisode, on s'intéresse à l'une des questions les plus importantes de tous les temps : quelles sont les conditions qui permettent à la vie de fleurir dans l'univers ?

Le RT permet de me payer un coiffeur ! #leSOW pic.twitter.com/IlUBUNEfko

— Sébastien Carassou 🌎 (@FlashCordon) May 14, 2019

13. One retweet per 122 followers (average):

Are you a brainiac? Planeteer? Master of disaster? @WesternU is looking for Canada Research Chairs in a special call for members of designated groups. Short turnaround required (June 19 deadline). https://t.co/bJDFhFWTOB Please share.

— Dr Pauline Barmby (@PBarmby) May 18, 2019

14. One retweet per 123 followers (average):

Colleagues, I'd like to share my latest piece of research, which largely came out of work I did with the OSIRIS-REx team last week. "Quantitative assessment of creature birdularity with implications for planetary feature identification" [Full text: https://t.co/gjwPeBtVbZ] pic.twitter.com/fKBRfLvwWx

— Jamie Molaro (@spacejammie) May 20, 2019

15. One retweet per 128 followers (average):

Soon we'll celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission to the Moon. But first, let's remember and celebrate all the pathfinders who helped @NASA make that dream come true, like the crew of Apollo 10... https://t.co/4F1WtppCLz

— Jim_Bell (@Jim_Bell) May 14, 2019

16. One retweet per 131 followers (average):

Earlier this week, two spectacular #Fireballs graced Australian skies. So what's the story? Here's my take, via @ConversationEDU https://t.co/zAhBYwIefP #Bolide #Fireball #Meteor #Boom #SciComm #USQAstro (1/2)

— Jonti Horner (@JontiHorner) May 24, 2019

17. One retweet per 131 followers (average):

10 yrs ago #OTD - Crew of shuttle mission STS-125 launched for final servicing of @NASAHubble. COS! WFC3! ACS! STIS! Batteries! RSUs! And it's still going strong. Relive the timeline via #SM4live. My thoughts watching the launch: https://t.co/5RTyspSo4a pic.twitter.com/uUIm15dKZh

— William Keel (@NGC3314) May 11, 2019

18. One retweet per 144 followers (average):

What we've been up to this year: launching @SEISMIC_project, bringing together 10 big public R1s to examine equity & inclusion in intro STEM courses, observe & experiment w/impact of design choices, & press for sustained reform. https://t.co/gjvatjC5Ag

— Tim McKay (@TimMcKayUM) May 16, 2019

19. One retweet per 147 followers (average):

How do we measure the distance to objects we cannot touch?

Great article by Ignacio Trujillo (IAC) on how the distance to galaxies can strongly affect our knowledge about the composition of the Universe. https://t.co/pyVqqWKoPk

— Borlaff (@asborlaff) May 13, 2019

20. One retweet per 155 followers (average):

The latest coronagraph data from LASCO, downloaded at https://t.co/yIgPMgcQtQ. The CME appears to be directed mostly southwest (to lower right), so the geo-impact may be small. But we will see. In the meantime, CCMC posted a WSA-Enlil prediction - shock arrival May 16 19:15 UT. pic.twitter.com/5EsP1oOsHV

— Halo CME (@halocme) May 14, 2019