Astronomers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2021-Aug-04 11:54 UTC. Entries: 20. Based on tweets of Astronomers on Twitter. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Astronomers' tweets from past 7 days most retweeted per follower:

1. One retweet per 12 followers:

Aquí puedes descargar gratuitamente el libro #MujerEsCiencia
Retuitea este mensaje para que mucha gente, en especial nuestras niñas, puede leer las inspiradoras historias de científicas colombianas y de otros países de Latinoamérica. https://t.co/pPiBWNynGQ pic.twitter.com/PrRgRXbgPr

— Santiago Vargas (@astrosvd) July 30, 2021

2. One retweet per 31 followers:

After Weinberg, Nobel-winner Maskawa who contributed to elaborating the Standard Model of particle physics, and understanding how quarks could weakly decay into another one and lead to CP violation phenomena dies. Thanks for the CKM matrix. Great legacy! https://t.co/d278SqGdth

— Céline Bœhm 🇪🇺 (@CelineBoehm1) July 30, 2021

3. One retweet per 32 followers:

Wait for it.

The Moon moving out of the way reveals a much larger, much more distant planetary neighbour.


(Video by astronomer Jan Koet in 2007; the scene has been lightened to better show Saturn, and is played at twice normal speed. Source: https://t.co/DXVn8Wavt7) pic.twitter.com/Wynl9ZLe5v

— Paul Byrne (@ThePlanetaryGuy) August 2, 2021

4. One retweet per 48 followers:

What made you want to study #physics/ how did it happen for you?

— Niko (@NikoSarcevic) July 28, 2021

5. One retweet per 60 followers:

Accurate pic.twitter.com/OLuzsaRCgn

— Kevin Schawinski (@kevinschawinski) July 29, 2021

6. One retweet per 61 followers:

My gf: One of my kids in school today was able to name every planet!

Me, an exoplanet scientist: EVERY planet??

Her: ...in our solar system, forgot that I need to specify that with you.

— David Berardo (@SarlCagan93) July 29, 2021

7. One retweet per 66 followers:

Co-authored paper on the spiral arms of the #MilkyWay as seen by #GaiaDR3 has been published! #openaccess paper: https://t.co/Tmgbn0wxEJ@mediainaf press release: https://t.co/Eo5keTD1Yu pic.twitter.com/ESepkgZl7O

— Ronald Drimmel (@rdrimmel) July 28, 2021

8. One retweet per 67 followers:

Normalize including visa sponsorship policy in postdoc ads

— Peter Gao (@PlanetaryGao) August 2, 2021

9. One retweet per 71 followers:

every time some twitter rando goes off on a tirade about scientists being involved in grand conspiracies I think about the fact that we can’t even agree on what to call the most common type of planet in the galaxy

— Peter Gao (@PlanetaryGao) August 3, 2021

10. One retweet per 73 followers:

A rare alignment between two spiral galaxies was caught in this gorgeous @NASAHubble image. The outer rim of a small, foreground galaxy is silhouetted against a larger background galaxy. The two galaxies have been cataloged as 2MASX J00482185-2507365. pic.twitter.com/s3vhq8NV4x

— Mario Livio (@Mario_Livio) August 3, 2021

11. One retweet per 77 followers:

New paper! 🎉This time @_astronomay @LustigYaeger and I get serious and grapple with the question: if Earth was an exoplanet could we tell whether or not it was habitable or even inhabited? i.e. @kevinbstevenson and @izenplanet turn us into the baddies 1/10 pic.twitter.com/m7MU5tRajo

— Dr. L. C. Mayorga (@mayorgalc) July 30, 2021

12. One retweet per 77 followers:

Stunning Hubble Space Telescope image of volcanic moon Io and its shadow on Jupiter.
J. Spencer/HST /NASA/ ESA (1999) pic.twitter.com/tMFZ3mzPbB

— David Grinspoon (@DrFunkySpoon) July 29, 2021

13. One retweet per 77 followers:

Tell me you’re a physicist without telling me you’re a physicist

(Not sure of this one was done already but hey)

— Niko (@NikoSarcevic) August 1, 2021

14. One retweet per 84 followers:

"By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox."

--Galileo Galilei pic.twitter.com/HjSYw8EJsu

— Mario Livio (@Mario_Livio) July 31, 2021

15. One retweet per 107 followers:

Today I turned 64, so I now need 7 candles to accommodate the 64 bit. This year it’s 1 lit 6 unlit. Last year it was 6 candles all lit to make 63. pic.twitter.com/bo8TVJKebm

— Tod R. Lauer (@TodLauer) July 28, 2021

16. One retweet per 108 followers:

Lots of #OpenScience Sessions at the #AGU21 this fall. This includes "Open Science in Action" that I'm helping to organize with @ChelleGentemann , @fperez_org , and @SciencePaige. Abstracts are due August 11.

— Steven Crawford (@astrocrawford) July 31, 2021

17. One retweet per 115 followers:

The Coalition encouraged its members to be anti-science for its climate debate politics. It should hardly be surprised that its politicians latch onto anti-vaccine nonsense and quack remedies too. https://t.co/paTdEIx8fe

— Michael Brown (@MJIBrown) August 2, 2021

18. One retweet per 116 followers:

Happy women astronomers day!

So many wonderful women astronomers at @Swinburne and beyond 🔭📡💫 https://t.co/V25FbHZ2EO

— Virginia Kilborn (@astrogin) August 1, 2021

19. One retweet per 118 followers:

A sonda Voyager 1 é o objeto mais distante da Terra feito pela humanidade. Atualmente se encontra no espaço interestelar, a uma distância de 153 UA (unidades astronômicas), ou seja 153 vezes a distância Terra-Sol pic.twitter.com/Q9BDaCD4qU

— Jorge Melendez (@DrJorgeMelendez) August 3, 2021

20. One retweet per 120 followers:

Unsure about her future, an apprentice alchemist takes a chance to investigate a peculiar death; but when her mentor vanishes, she must confront a terrifying conspiracy and overcome her own ADHD, to solve the case before it's too late.#SFFPit #UF #HF #A #LGBT #ND

— Dr Ashley Nova (@DrAshleyNova) July 28, 2021