Astronomers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2022-Jan-26 12:59 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 3 followers:

I always think of this image pic.twitter.com/nRvtlaXNUS

— Catherine Slaughter (@CatieSlaughts) January 20, 2022

2. One retweet per 8 followers:

who decided it was “astronomer” and not “skyentist”

— Zafar Rustamkulov ⚈ (@exoZafar) January 23, 2022

3. One retweet per 9 followers:

Am I right #AcademicChatter pic.twitter.com/aQ5NtkoBD1

— Laurence Datrier (@ASleepyWanderer) January 24, 2022

4. One retweet per 11 followers:

The mesmerising dance of Jupiter and the Galilean moons as they orbit the Sun ☀️🪐
Moons and their orbital periods, from closest to farthest (time in Earth days):
• Io: 1.8 days
• Europa: 3.6 days
• Ganymede: 7.2 days
• Callisto: 16.7 days pic.twitter.com/sfXoocJuOL

— Dr. Erika Palmerio (@erikapal) January 24, 2022

5. One retweet per 20 followers:

WELCOME TO L2, JWST!!! This afternoon's final mid-course burn was successful, and JWST is now in its halo orbit at the Sun-Earth Lagrange 2 point. The formal commissioning process now begins; it will take place throughout the first orbit around L2. More: https://t.co/g1hrDUYZsb pic.twitter.com/ANibKfGxcD

— Dr Heidi B. Hammel (@hbhammel) January 24, 2022

6. One retweet per 23 followers:

For anyone who’s curious, my PhD from Cornell is in Astronomy and Space Sciences, or as my aunt calls it, ASS.

— Dr. Thea Kozakis 🌅 (@theakozakis) January 24, 2022

7. One retweet per 27 followers:

For no reason in particular, I'll just go ahead and post this link to the NASA media usage guidelines: https://t.co/0x0Yg3iwD7 pic.twitter.com/1v3wCCJVTy

— Steve Crawford (@astrocrawford) January 25, 2022

8. One retweet per 28 followers:

Modern observational astronomy https://t.co/ToCQN2ohDx

— Tod R. Lauer (@TodLauer) January 22, 2022

9. One retweet per 29 followers:

in summary pic.twitter.com/HBFcIFYpLw

— 🎃 Adina 💀 Feinstein 🎃 (@afeinstein20) January 24, 2022

10. One retweet per 29 followers:

It is with sadness that I post that Arlo Landolt passed away yesterday. He patiently spent his career building the network of photometric standards that so much research over the years depended on. He was modest and personable. It was always a treat to cross paths with him. pic.twitter.com/H4J2o5ehkZ

— Tod R. Lauer (@TodLauer) January 22, 2022

11. One retweet per 36 followers:

how astronomers laugh: HαHαHαHα

— Zafar Rustamkulov ⚈ (@exoZafar) January 25, 2022

12. One retweet per 38 followers:

It was believed that only giant planets could sustain a ring system until 2014, when 2 rings were found around centaur (asteroid-like object) 10199 Chariklo, orbiting the Sun b/w Saturn & Uranus. It is the 5th body in the solar system to have a confirmed ring system 💍
[img: ESO] pic.twitter.com/MOwuIwKAT7

— Dr. Erika Palmerio (@erikapal) January 22, 2022

13. One retweet per 45 followers:

I've posted this spectacular image of Centaurus A before, but it's worth seeing again. It shows the lobes and jets emanating from the active galaxy’s central black hole. Optical and sub millimeter data from @ESO and x-rays from @chandraxray . pic.twitter.com/cGdYcZsJ5j

— Mario Livio (@Mario_Livio) January 22, 2022

14. One retweet per 47 followers:

Imagine what we would have learned about the Sun over the last 15 years if #NASA_Stereo had magnetographs? Seems like global observations of ☀️ are en essential #1 for #Helio_Decadal_22. Retweet if you agree! pic.twitter.com/ZIWdqo3SXV

— Scott McIntosh (@swmcintosh) January 24, 2022

15. One retweet per 53 followers:

If you're in charge of a job search, please remember to send rejection emails. It's only common courtesy

— John Wise (@AstroAhura) January 24, 2022

16. One retweet per 53 followers:


Being misgendered... pic.twitter.com/sc0etNJngW

— Dr Ashley Nova (Dr Ashley's Noversion) (@DrAshleyNova) January 23, 2022

17. One retweet per 57 followers:

This free textbook on #Heliophysics by Schrijver et al. has been revised. Available at https://t.co/DTyB6RZJTN or via the textbook ‘resources’ page of the Heliophysics Summer School: https://t.co/oDKSZDPPz1.

— Mark Cheung (@markcheung) January 22, 2022

18. One retweet per 66 followers:

Spectacular eruption associated with a M5.5 flare from AR 12929 (peak at 2022-01-20 06:01 UT). The remarkable coronal wave indicates a strong shock wave driven by a CME. The GOES > 10 MeV proton flux may exceed the SWPC warning threshold (10 pfu). @Loveon999 pic.twitter.com/FF01Rc1FjS

— Halo CME (@halocme) January 20, 2022

19. One retweet per 74 followers:

These are the planets to scale not only in size, but also in their tilt and rotation speed. Pluto and Ceres are included whether you like them or not... pic.twitter.com/eLxseaadBE

— Dr. James O'Donoghue (@physicsJ) January 22, 2022

20. One retweet per 74 followers:

This #invasionday I'm spending all my savings on a possum coat for my Grandma to be laid to rest in. It's about $3600. The colony has made it almost impossible for us to practice many aspects of our culture but we're expected to celebrate? We barely surviving.

— Karlie Alinta Noon (@karlie_moon_) January 25, 2022