Astronomers' Recent Top Links

Updated: 2018-Sep-23 12:18 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 2 followers (average):

AI is invading many fields in astronomy, SETI as well. Researchers at Breakthrough Listen have now used machine learning to discover 72 new fast radio bursts from a mysterious source some 3 billion light years from Earth. https://t.co/mSgDsfVigF

— Franck Marchis (@AllPlanets) September 11, 2018

2. One retweet per 4 followers (average):


I did not realise at the time because they published the star under a different name, but WE FOUND A PLANET AROUND 40 ERIDANI A.



WHAT.https://t.co/fojauzTgok pic.twitter.com/xL6imUmxfu

— Dr. Jessie Christiansen (@aussiastronomer) September 18, 2018

3. One retweet per 22 followers (average):

Itโ€™ll be the first time a rover has landed on an asteroid and itโ€™s happening right now! @rincon_p summarises the release of the MINERVA-II rovers from @haya2e_jaxa. #asteroidlanding https://t.co/xsfiGpWAlU

— Elizabeth Tasker (@girlandkat) September 20, 2018

4. One retweet per 54 followers (average):

OK, people. We need to talk about Proxima Centauri b. Again. https://t.co/0hSD4uCwpR

— Elizabeth Tasker (@girlandkat) September 16, 2018

5. One retweet per 56 followers (average):

can't believe this heist went wronghttps://t.co/AdFioLQCCa

— Anna Hughes (@AnnaGHughes) September 23, 2018

6. One retweet per 81 followers (average):

Evidence? EU migrants contribute more per capita than UK locals. NHS problems a result of HMG funding decisions not EU migrants https://t.co/owGk30Onm6

— Liberal Intellectual #FBPE #OFAB (@davecl42) September 9, 2018

7. One retweet per 81 followers (average):

Astronomical autumn begins with the September equinox at 9:54 ET tonight https://t.co/TSojzbK6Dn pic.twitter.com/cUArBS7WFV

— Tony Rice (@rtphokie) September 22, 2018

8. One retweet per 83 followers (average):

Protip for @arxiv submissions - if you have image PDFs > 1 Mb, try:

convert -density 300 -quality 80% very_big.pdf tmp.jpg


img2pdf --output not_so_big.pdf tmp.jpg

..to get 10x smaller PDF which looks identical to human eyes.

img2pdf from:https://t.co/3350SGBHJO

— Matthew Kenworthy (@mattkenworthy) September 12, 2018

9. One retweet per 94 followers (average):

An #EXOPLANET result Iโ€™m real proud of: my graduate student Elizabeth Bailey and I realized that if Hot Jupiters form in situ, the inner boundary of the population in a-m space should follow a power-law with index -2/7 (black line on plot). More details: https://t.co/YoRstiWTpz pic.twitter.com/wO4wWbogEp

— Konstantin Batygin (@kbatygin) September 17, 2018

10. One retweet per 96 followers (average):

Can we also enjoy this status page: https://t.co/WQYtIGlkvw

— Andrew Rushby (@andrewrushby) September 21, 2018

11. One retweet per 111 followers (average):

The 15 parsec club just welcomed a new member! @NASA_TESS https://t.co/tLptKaOxq6 pic.twitter.com/kYNCzRZovz

— David Charbonneau (@ExoCharbonneau) September 20, 2018

12. One retweet per 115 followers (average):

Astronomers from the #UniversityOfFlorida @UF, my undergraduate institution, have found a super-Earth planet around the star 40 Eridani A, the real-life star said to host #Vulcan in #StarTrek. https://t.co/d8TpcDG3yT

— Andy Howell (@d_a_howell) September 18, 2018

13. One retweet per 117 followers (average):

I'm hiring a Postdoc! Deadline November 15th. Knowing how miserable the application process can be, I tried to keep this as easy for the applicant as possible. https://t.co/WjwH4OmhaQ

— Grant Tremblay (@astrogrant) September 11, 2018

14. One retweet per 117 followers (average):

Today, the Values Voters Summit -- which brings together right-wing voters under a banner of evangelical Christianity - begins. Read here by @C_Stroop about the abuse of one who grew up in this community. https://t.co/TTny8N4nt5

— Robert Rutledge (@rerutled) September 21, 2018

15. One retweet per 119 followers (average):

New PhD opening in astroparticle physics to work with the @Xenon1T experimental group @_nikhef on the search for dark matter particles, and with our theory group @GRAPPAInstitute https://t.co/1FyPjosr5o pic.twitter.com/UL71470ZU5

— Gianfranco Bertone (@gfbertone) September 21, 2018

16. One retweet per 129 followers (average):

Cinco razones para no vacunar a tu hijo https://t.co/gSCytoMPmc

— Daniel Marรญn (@Eurekablog) September 12, 2018

17. One retweet per 140 followers (average):

The amazing @AstroSamantha will receive an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Science of the @VUamsterdam on October 19, in occasion of the celebrations for the VU Dies Natalis. Award ceremony will be followed by interview w G. Schilling @sterrenkunde https://t.co/MAcC2crBIq pic.twitter.com/KysCUArcYO

— Gianfranco Bertone (@gfbertone) September 12, 2018

18. One retweet per 159 followers (average):

For #SaltSaturday, I learned about the Castile formation sulfate/carbonate varve sequences exposed near the NM/TX border. I'd taken a picture a long time ago and dug back in and updated the caption from what I learned. There is a lot going on. https://t.co/IVU67E4N8T

— Michael J. Malaska (@mike_malaska) September 9, 2018

19. One retweet per 160 followers (average):

All power to Professor Ford. I believe her. I know what she is undertaking by doing this, and there is no way we can ever repay her for the hit she is taking. I know how hard it is to watch a man who has done things like this, just rising and rising.https://t.co/leY6SdV2mW

— Chanda Prescod-Weinstein ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง๐ŸŒˆ (@IBJIYONGI) September 16, 2018

20. One retweet per 161 followers (average):

This is simultaneously beautiful and horrifying. Higher resolution GIF at the link.https://t.co/JyOn0fewmr pic.twitter.com/t1DYo9rPqu

— Brian Wolven ๐Ÿ›ฐ ๐ŸŒŽ (@brianwolven) September 13, 2018