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“The general cause of Marsquakes is the cooling of the planet. The details of any particular Marsquake are still difficult to figure out.”
“There are very few [legal] requirements for what those in the [power] industry have to do to comport with climate change.” #longreads
For the first time, astronomers have found molecular oxygen — the same gas humans breathe — in a galaxy outside the Milky Way.
#OTD in 1967, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, then a graduate student, discovered pulsars. The discovery garnered a Nobel Prize just six years after it was announced in 1968 — but Burnell's supervisor got the prize instead of her. #PulsarWeek
Happy 76th birthday to the world's most famous living physicist, Stephen Hawking!
She's one of the most important people in the history of physics. Einstein called her a “creative mathematical genius.” She worked without pay because she was a woman. #WomenInScience
The intense gravitational pull of a black hole bends the light around it. #blackholeweek