Senior Editor & Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society. Planetary scientist. Asteroid 274860. Views are my own & not those of employer.
@TeenVogue You’re such a great magazine otherwise. Why do you publish astrology? How can you reconcile concern over scientific predictions for climate change or pandemics with teaching your readers centuries-out-of-date provably false science?
Tomorrow is my last day of work before my family and I leave for #LakdaRoadTrip . Usually I completely exit social media for summer family vacation but there is going to be SO MUCH GEOLOGY on this trip and my family can only take so much rockfanning so I'll probably overflow here.
@DrVasshe I was an undergrad geology student who was formerly really good at math who took diff eq and completely failed to get it (I got a B- in the class, which, for my grade-inflated school, was pretty bad).
Just a reminder to folks that on its way to putting this lander down, India did successfully put its second spacecraft in orbit at the Moon. Chandrayaan-2 orbiter will be up there doing science for a year. Lander would only have lasted 2 weeks.
Please Internet stop looking at things that make you angry and look at this tiny shadow of a tiny spacecraft that is descending toward a tiny asteroid to drop a pair of teeeny weeeeeeny tiny robots to land on the surface of another world RIGHT NOW
Another #AmplifyBlackSTEM shoutout to aerospace engineer and 3-time Shuttle astronaut @Astro_Stephanie , who also served as CAPCOM (or the voice of mission control) for the first all-women spacewalk, and is part of the team that selects new astronauts.