Astronomers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2021-Feb-28 12:55 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:

Can I blow your mind for a minute?
There are bacteria that do photosynthesis from the infrared glow of hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the ocean.
Link here: https://t.co/Fq7FtgcmKv

— Michael J. Malaska (@mike_malaska) February 26, 2021

2. One retweet per 13 followers:

Tomorrow, a paper that I've been working on for the past 7 years about the dark matter density of Andromeda XXI will finally hit the arXiv! I'm so excited, that I made a trailer! Sound on ;) @PhysicsatSurrey @surreyastro pic.twitter.com/8JCBDw18yR

— Dr Michelle Collins (@michelle_lmc) February 24, 2021

3. One retweet per 15 followers:

Mars parachute is the latest Mars Easter egg from @NASAJPL engineers. Read more at #WRAL including source code to decode the message (@icancallubetty said show your work) https://t.co/DBNZlSSC9o pic.twitter.com/xPh9AO0CLE

— Tony Rice (@rtphokie) February 23, 2021

4. One retweet per 17 followers:

I just wanted to let you know that there's a little family portrait on @NASAPersevere

😍#CountdownToMars pic.twitter.com/csJpjiVveR

— Prof. Paul Byrne (@ThePlanetaryGuy) February 22, 2021

5. One retweet per 17 followers:

Los patrones de color en el paracaídas de @NASAPersevere tienen un mensaje en código morse: "Atrévete a cosas poderosas" (Dare mighty things) :) y las coordenadas de @NASAJPL 34°11'58" N 118°10'31" W están en el borde del paracaídas! #DatosÑoños pic.twitter.com/Bf4hpfI73G

— Andrea Guzmán Mesa 🇨🇴🇨🇭🇪🇺 (@Astroandrea) February 23, 2021

6. One retweet per 17 followers:

Blast from the past. Still funny#AcademicChatter pic.twitter.com/4CkvbzT5vZ

— Niko (@NikoSarcevic) February 23, 2021

7. One retweet per 18 followers:

One upside to remote operation of telescopes: because there is no operator to take a look outside, there has to be a camera to check for unwanted clouds. And occasionally it catches something stunning like this (https://t.co/mQpk4gP5aJ). pic.twitter.com/xa7hbvm9wd

— Michael Merrifield (@AstroMikeMerri) February 25, 2021

8. One retweet per 19 followers:

Maybe this doesn’t need to be said BUT pls never assume that to be a scientist you must be in love with some topic since you were a kid. Many of us don’t get that type of exposure or are even actively discouraged, only nurturing our interests later in life and that’s fine too!

— Sanjana Curtis 🦢 (@sanjanacurtis) February 26, 2021

9. One retweet per 21 followers:

Jupiter, perijove 26

Crédito: NASA/K. McGill pic.twitter.com/z1bTJXFWzB

— 𝑪𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐 𝑩𝒂𝒓𝒃𝒐𝒔𝒂 (@cassioleandro) February 24, 2021

10. One retweet per 22 followers:

It bothers me so much that with harassment in academia, every field seems to have “the usual suspects”.

If everyone knows that someone is prone to harassing people, why are they still in a position where they can do it??

I’m so tired of institutions protecting these people.

— Dr. Thea Kozakis 🌅 (@theakozakis) February 24, 2021

11. One retweet per 28 followers:

FTFY pic.twitter.com/6yXG7H55ab

— Hugh Osborn (@exohugh) February 25, 2021

12. One retweet per 28 followers:

THIS IS SO FUNhttps://t.co/mgyYe7Pe2o pic.twitter.com/wX81YmjYQm

— Dr. Stephanie Deppe | she/hers (@SpaceSciSteph) February 21, 2021

13. One retweet per 29 followers:

Brand new images from #Mars via @NASAPersevere. Explore for yourself here: https://t.co/Gg8NXJGd47 Here's a panoramic scene I put together. pic.twitter.com/pCOXTamDfp

— Tom Kerss FRAS 🪐 (@tomkerss) February 28, 2021

14. One retweet per 39 followers:

Si este tweet llega a 18.430 likes, hago un hilo sobre el colombiano que en el siglo XIX reportó la observación de canales en Marte después de una noche de observación por telescopio. (Algo me dice que se van a quedar sin saber la historia).

— Santiago Vargas (@astrosvd) February 26, 2021

15. One retweet per 45 followers:

https://t.co/KvQlriyfXx pic.twitter.com/tX9zNuiqZw

— Dr. Alfredo Carpineti 🏳️‍🌈 (@DrCarpineti) February 24, 2021

16. One retweet per 52 followers:

Take a moment to stand in Jezero Crater and feel the gentle touch of the Martian wind on your skin.#Calm

Unfortunately for you, your exposed skin freezes instantly and you asphyxiate in a few tens of seconds. pic.twitter.com/ZgMuBg70hB

— Prof. Paul Byrne (@ThePlanetaryGuy) February 25, 2021

17. One retweet per 53 followers:



One of the very first images returned by @NASAPersevere shows what looks like a plume far from the rover, in the direction where the Descent Stage flew.

A final image to celebrate a hero.#CountdownToMars pic.twitter.com/x8ehTYDenD

— Prof. Paul Byrne (@ThePlanetaryGuy) February 24, 2021

18. One retweet per 54 followers:

I'm literally never forgiving society for making me feel like I'm a child bc I don't like getting behind the wheel of a 2 ton metal beast regularly responsible for thousands of daily deaths

— astropolitical/sociophysical (@keshawnrants) February 27, 2021

19. One retweet per 55 followers:

I love that Ken showed one of the (many) informally annotated images the science team is working on. It really does all start with super basic observations like:
"That rock has holes in it! Why?"
"That rock looks darker! Why?" https://t.co/vqtZ6J50UF

— Ryan Anderson (@Ryan_B_Anderson) February 22, 2021

20. One retweet per 60 followers:

Delta en la Tierra (Nilo) y delta en Marte (Jezero). Agua, escorrentía superficial y rocas/sedimentos a investigar por @NASAPersevere de interés geológico y astrobiológico. La importancia de los análogos en exploración planetaria es crucial @IGeociencias @REDESPA1 @geo_planet_sge pic.twitter.com/38VaKcz9Rm

— Jesús Martínez Frías (@J_MartinezFrias) February 21, 2021