Katie Mack

Katie Mack

(a.k.a. Dr Katherine J Mack) astrophysicist/cosmologist, occasional freelance science writer, connoisseur of cosmic catastrophes

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It’s not that “Contagion” didn’t anticipate Trump. It’s that they put him in the role of a conspiracy theory blogger, not the president.

I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I oughta leave the young thing alone But ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone

Oh come on, allergies, READ THE ROOM 😖

@driverminnie  @GettyThey are indeed great! But I wish Getty had included credits to the people recreating the art, since some of them are incredibly brilliant and we have no way to express appreciation to them.

@ben_hr  It's been kind of fascinating watching this debate because there seem to be EXTREMELY strong convictions on one side that it's OBVIOUS that masks should be worn and the other side of the argument, "actually this is a complicated question, " is mostly just shouted down.

@TheJeremyHaynes  Man you think this is a vacation? You think we’re all on some kind of fancy sabbatical here? The global pandemic killing hundreds of thousands of people and plunging countless others into poverty is a fun long weekend to you? That’s honestly how you experience this?

@debralous  Staying home as much as possible is absolutely the best thing you can do. As for wearing a mask when you MUST go out, it's a complicated topic! (Though I think we should follow current guidance.) Here's an article I found helpful:

@BlairKing_ca  @TheJeremyHaynesThat’s part of what I’m trying to say. It’s not a “vacation” for most people — it’s more (and more challenging) work

Oz was one of only two people I insisted be removed from the publicity media list for my book promotion stuff.


Kinda looks like the billionaires aren’t going to save us

If someone's political stance requires preventing scientists from informing you about your own planet, that's not politics, it's oppression.

Retweet if it's by absolute sheer meaningless luck that you weren't born in Syria with bombs falling all around you, desperate for refuge.

[Cake voice] We’re KEEPING our DISTANCE We’re all QUARANTINED We stay alone (ALL ALONE), for our friends in their time of NEED

Scientific evidence suggests human-caused climate change is making extreme weather events more common. This is not a political statement.

Please do not fall prey to the idea that any activity that does not measurably advance your career is somehow necessarily harming it. You have only this one beautiful life; do not avoid living it for fear that your total productive output might be less than the theoretical max.

Any president who would prefer civil war to being removed from office does not love their country and is certainly not serving it

So, hypothetically… if you control every branch of power, kill a couple popular programs for no reason, then try unsuccessfully to use them as leverage & end up shutting down your own government… maybe you are bad at governing & shouldn’t.

First ever direct image of a black hole! The supermassive black hole in the galaxy M87 -- 6.5 billion times as massive as the Sun! #EHT  #BlackHole  The image is better than I expected!

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Stating scientific facts about the atmosphere of our planet is not and must not be "politics." Reality should not be a political stance.