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My friend @Sekhmet_12th has been diagnosed with cancer. She is a tireless speak-outer for science and astronomy. She has a @gofundme campaign set up to help her with costs, which are daunting. I helped. Would you, too, please?
The Sun is getting low, so don’t forget to look for Perseid meteors tonight!
You know how the Andromeda galaxy will collide with the Milky Way in 4.6 billion years? It turns out that collision has already started: Both galaxies are surrounded by giant haloes which already overlap by hundreds of thousands of light years.
As a scientist, a science communicator, and a human being on Earth, let me be very clear: There is no such thing as an alternative fact.
This is real: 11 Oregon GOP senators have fled, and one is threatening to kill police officers, because *they don’t want to vote on a carbon tax*. This is what science denial and fossil fuel graft have brought us to. This is what we must fight if we want to save our future.
This is quite simply one of the most spectacular astronomical mages I have ever seen. A baby planet is forming in a disk of dust around a nearby star, creating huge spiral arm patterns as it grows.