Catherine Q.

Catherine Q.


Astrophysicist, science communicator, over-thinker. One of @HuffPostscience Top 30 Physicists to follow. @AucklandUni @ScienceUoA space person. Dogs rule.

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“No good can come from opening your work email on your day off” - Ancient Proverb.

#LaunchAlert Saturday with a 4-hour window opening at 8 a.m. EST (1300 GMT) (2 a.m Sunday morning NZT) —> SpaceX abort test serves as practice run for astronauts, rescue teams

🎵 Hello insomnia my old friend...🎵

So it seems that grief-trigger days are a lot worse when you’re back close to where the loss happened? #DeepBreaths 

TFW you’ve inadvertently activated the Musk-bros...

Stayyy!!!! One day we might even learn how to build affordable housing and pay people enough to eat. #hope 

Looks like @SpaceX  falcon 9 crew dragon abort test launch won’t be happening until close to 6 a.m NZT so will choose sleep. Read more about how it will go down (literally with the Falcon 9 rocket being intentionally lost):

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"Juliet. Such a nasty woman. She made Romeo kill himself. And believe me he could have done better. Look at her." #TrumpBookReport 

Donald Trump: “I have a natural instinct for science” Also Donald Trump:

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Hell hath no fury like a historically privileged group fearing they are losing their power. #ElectionNight 

There should be a "mid-life crisis grant" for adults to go back to college and study something they love.

Hey so, men: just don't tell women how to feel right now. Someone who said it is okay to assault women is leading. Thanks.

A lot of people have heard the term “event horizon” That isn’t what we’re seeing in this image. The bright ring is light bending around the intense gravity of the black hole. The event horizon is actually a long way inside the black circular shadow. #EHTBlackHole 

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Just imagine what the next generations will get to see. #KeepLookingUp 

This image represents 5 petabytes of data - “or the equivalent of the entire selfie collection over a lifetime for 40k people. “ #EHTBlackHole 

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Two weeks until #TotalSolarEclipse ! Did you know that if you are in path of totality, 4 planets will be visible against the darkness?

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The phrase doing “jack sh*t” about something certainly makes more sense now.

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