Astronomers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2018-Sep-23 12:20 UTC. Listed tweets: 20. Based on tweets of Astronomers on Twitter. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

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

1. One retweet per 4 followers:


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

2. One retweet per 22 followers:

It’ll be the first time a rover has landed on an asteroid and it’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

3. One retweet per 27 followers:

We can fix these things. We have to. It won't be easy. It'll likely take our whole lives and then some, but we can't wait for someone else to come along and do it for us. https://t.co/BGpdP2zI65

— Ryan Anderson (@Ryan_B_Anderson) September 19, 2018

4. One retweet per 44 followers:

#ImpeachKavanaugh - not only must he not be made a member of SCOTUS, he should be removed from the judiciary completely.

— Michael Busch (@michael_w_busch) September 16, 2018

5. One retweet per 45 followers:

This a photo
by a rover
small enough to hold in your hand
hopping along
the surface of an asteroid

Mind-blowing. 💫 https://t.co/w5aDiibv2t

— Tanya Harrison (@tanyaofmars) September 22, 2018

6. One retweet per 49 followers:

It should not be on women to navigate gender bias. It should be on men to recognise it in themselves and in others, and then to work together to fix it. https://t.co/S16wB1deYV

— Bryan Gaensler (@SciBry) September 19, 2018

7. One retweet per 54 followers:

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

— Elizabeth Tasker (@girlandkat) September 16, 2018

8. One retweet per 56 followers:

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

— Anna Hughes (@AnnaGHughes) September 23, 2018

9. One retweet per 69 followers:

Dudes who think e-bikes are cheating are going to completely lose it when they find out about cars. https://t.co/gSqPk0TBWd

— Richard Easther (@REasther) September 16, 2018

10. One retweet per 72 followers:

I discovered my India due to your encouragement and enthusiasm for our science and us scientists.

Hoping for your many more solar orbits, PM @NarendraModi. 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/uFSQP1dHWW

— Dr. Karan Jani (@AstroKPJ) September 17, 2018

11. One retweet per 75 followers:

BUSCO DOCTORS EN FÍSICA, QUÍMICA O ASTRONOMÍA ENTRE 2008-2015 que desitgin entrar a fer recerca sobre asteroides i cometes al @iSpaceSci @AASCV @astro_girona @CosmosMataro @ASTROAVA @astroamics @Bctuab @BalearsFCiencia @FCienciesUAB Responeu i seguiu-me per detalls @CSICCat pic.twitter.com/BplAftKpcJ

— Dr. Josep M. Trigo (@Josep_Trigo) September 20, 2018

12. One retweet per 78 followers:

Woo hoo! Dept. of @UCIPhysAstro just passed a motion to put into place the policy of NOT requiring the Physics GRE in graduate admissions!!! #STEMeducation #DiversityandInclusion 👏👏👏👏

— Kev Abazajian (@kevaba) September 21, 2018

13. One retweet per 81 followers:

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

14. One retweet per 91 followers:

I never get tired of the sunsets at Seapoint beach just south of Dublin. Each evening is a whole new show @EarthandClouds @StormHour pic.twitter.com/jZafTIJCyo

— Antonio Martin-Carrillo (@antmarcarr) September 18, 2018

15. One retweet per 94 followers:

An #EXOPLANET result I’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

16. One retweet per 96 followers:

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

— Andrew Rushby (@andrewrushby) September 21, 2018

17. One retweet per 96 followers:


Hayabusa2 is dropping low over asteroid Ryugu to deploy the hopping MINERVA-II1 rovers onto the asteroid surface.

Hold onto your seatbelts and get ready to eject! https://t.co/50cHXbCOMn

— Elizabeth Tasker (@girlandkat) September 20, 2018

18. One retweet per 107 followers:

TESS FFI team hack week morning goal #1: try to understand noise characteristics in the data from the recently released first light image pic.twitter.com/5Hd2AR6d13

— Ben Montet (@benmontet) September 18, 2018

19. One retweet per 111 followers:

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

20. One retweet per 112 followers:

@jack & @TwitterSafety are knowingly and deliberately choosing to enable terrorism.

— Michael Busch (@michael_w_busch) September 19, 2018