Astronomers' Recent Top Links

Updated: 2020-Jan-29 12:47 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 31 followers (average):

IPCC predictions are unfortunately quite accurate https://t.co/BLi6E01h0E

— Brian P Schmidt (@cosmicpinot) January 18, 2020

2. One retweet per 33 followers (average):

Death on Mars https://t.co/nw38nFGWJi via @sciam

— Caleb Scharf (@caleb_scharf) January 20, 2020

3. One retweet per 53 followers (average):

Australia's Australian Research Council Laureate Fellows have written an open letter about the recent bushfires, climate change and the "Urgent Need for Deep Cuts in Carbon Emissions." Please circulate tweeps. https://t.co/3O6vJeIER7

— Matthew Bailes (@matthewbailes) January 28, 2020

4. One retweet per 59 followers (average):

"To put all of this another way: in the worst case scenario (which may or may not be a realistic extrapolation) there's a chance you'd end up dead or stupid on Mars. Or both." https://t.co/kGo1Yinpei

— Caleb Scharf (@caleb_scharf) January 20, 2020

5. One retweet per 81 followers (average):

Okay I've had lots of requests for copies of my DINOSAURS IN SPAAAAAAAAACE animation so I've put it up on my website: enjoy and use at will, it's just for demonstrating a couple facts about astronomy (AND DINOSAURS).https://t.co/DNxich4Bhf pic.twitter.com/EiqKiodGUL

— Dr. Jessie Christiansen (@aussiastronomer) January 22, 2020

6. One retweet per 88 followers (average):

A timelapse of Uranus and its moons using the @NASAHubble Space Telescope reveals the planet's rotation, moon orbits and seasons of this enigmatic planet. Made by Erick Karkoschka/@NASA/@stsci, presented at #IceGiants2020 @IcyGiants. See more https://t.co/RviP79Sv6N pic.twitter.com/6H7KJOuCzv

— Dr James O'Donoghue (@physicsJ) January 22, 2020

7. One retweet per 91 followers (average):

https://t.co/Lkcajx1UHA pic.twitter.com/OIgneD7EDo

— Didier Queloz (@DidierQueloz) January 21, 2020

8. One retweet per 95 followers (average):

Nice piece on Claudia de Rham and the idea of massive gravity as an explanation for cosmic acceleration https://t.co/8AJuz4uAKz

— Jonathan Pritchard (@jr_pritchard) January 25, 2020

9. One retweet per 98 followers (average):

I've hit 4444 followers, which means that it is time for a thread on Fourier Transforms!

🖼️: https://t.co/F92nEjacU1 pic.twitter.com/m3PruSMUiv

— Christopher Berry (@cplberry) January 26, 2020

10. One retweet per 108 followers (average):

Elon Musk, SpaceX Unveil Latest Starlink Plans, Creating An Astronomical Emergency by @StartsWithABang in @startswithabang https://t.co/SFHpEBwV9O

— Didier Queloz (@DidierQueloz) January 20, 2020

11. One retweet per 112 followers (average):

"Your residents are right to complain about high glare,high blue-content LED lights.Many cities across the US have made the same mistake of installing 3000K,..and 5000K LED lights and are now having to replace them with human-safe lighting” https://t.co/OX1pxvCaCh vía @kyraxavia

— Alejandro Sánchez (@pmisson) January 27, 2020

12. One retweet per 118 followers (average):

La contaminación de la que pocos hablan: así afecta al planeta el exceso de luz https://t.co/D4YO4qK7lC

— Alejandro Sánchez (@pmisson) January 27, 2020

13. One retweet per 125 followers (average):

The lethal temperature for active #tardigrades was only 1.2℃ higher than the max temperature ever recorded in Denmark. That’s less than the 1.5℃ warming limit imposed by the #ParisAgreement.

My latest for @AGU_Eos:https://t.co/3JM4Nnwpqe

— Dr. Kimberly Cartier (@AstroKimCartier) January 21, 2020

14. One retweet per 126 followers (average):

La plana de todos los dias:
Natural no significa saludable.
Ancestral no significa efectivo.
La salud no es un juego.
https://t.co/u44Z90d6XK via @elespectador

— Juan Diego Soler (@juandiegosoler) January 19, 2020

15. One retweet per 128 followers (average):

Some people, mostly women, cannot safely vote in the US because their registering to vote would make their place of residence available to the people, mostly men, who might stalk or kill them. e.g. https://t.co/f9c501Epzu .

Do not blame people for having to make that choice.

— Michael Busch (@michael_w_busch) January 15, 2020

16. One retweet per 132 followers (average):

Elon Musk stans: "Why are you complaining about Starlink, just build your telescopes in space!"

Astronomers: "This is why we don't build very many telescopes in space..."https://t.co/e6PRVZqDGr

— James Guillochon (@astrocrash) January 29, 2020

17. One retweet per 137 followers (average):

El problema de la contaminación lumínica y 5 formas ridículamente simples de solucionarlo - https://t.co/eKlQjX0bSp #GoogleAlerts

— Alejandro Sánchez (@pmisson) January 27, 2020

18. One retweet per 139 followers (average):

Lycéens: devenir https://t.co/sW3CWuTDjD ? Voici tous les conseils condensés (avec un podcast à la fin en bonus!):https://t.co/FsVSEWMRLG

Spoiler: faites la formation que vous voulez, et vous y arriverez.@UnivParisSaclay @FR_Conversation

— herve_dole (@herve_dole) January 27, 2020

19. One retweet per 139 followers (average):

DELIVERY OF CHONDRITIC MATERIALS, INCLUDING CARBON AND WATER BY ASTEROIDS might have promoted the appearance of life, not only on Earth, but even in Mars and other Solar System bodies. To answer this key question is one of our goals at @iSpaceSci https://t.co/um6Y51yRll

(1/6) pic.twitter.com/ooShj6uTBF

— Dr. Josep M. Trigo (@Josep_Trigo) January 28, 2020

20. One retweet per 143 followers (average):

Very cool high-resolution investigation of the role of AGN feedback and mergers in a cluster simulated with the SPH code CHANGA by @UChadaya @MichaelTremmel et al. https://t.co/nfDsiYdQe9 pic.twitter.com/K7GyX0djl6

— Franco Vazza (@franco_vazza) January 22, 2020