Emily Lakdawalla

Emily Lakdawalla


Senior Editor & Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society. Planetary scientist. Asteroid 274860. Views are my own & not those of employer.

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Started watching #HamiltonFilm  with my daughters tonight. They have it half-memorized already. Every time I see them consume Hamilton, all I can think about is that when I was their age, I was obsessed with a musical and memorized its lyrics. The musical was Cats.

Honestly curious question: I live near sea level and have recently been doing my cardio exercise with a mask on. Is this helping to prepare me for unmasked backcountry hiking at altitude? (As usual plz only answer if you have actual expertise, just read replies if not!)

Tonight feels like I live inside a bag of popcorn, mid-microwaving

@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you reconcile concern over scientific predictions for climate change or pandemics with teaching your readers centuries-out-of-date provably false science?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.

Hey trans folks I love you and am glad you are here. If you ever need anything, I've got you.

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Mask wearing is a lot like paying taxes or getting vaccinated for measles. It's annoying and inconvenient. If one or a few people fail to do it, society will be okay. But if it's a societal norm not to do it, our society is screwed.

@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).

32 recently completed masks, finished just in time for mailing off before I leave for vacation.

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Y'all I can't explain specifically why, but it is EXTREMELY URGENT that if you care about our loyal Mars rover, you tweet TONIGHT the hashtags #WakeUpOppy  #SaveOppy 

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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.

Friends, there are going to be a lot of people newly working from home starting this week, and it will be a difficult transition for some. *IF AND ONLY IF you are experienced at working from home*, please reply with tips for working effectively & avoiding distractions!

The not-planets: all those round worlds we've visited, to scale.

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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

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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.

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GUYS. This photo was taken barely more than TWO HOURS AGO ON MARS.

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Here it is, folks: Chang'e-4's first complete panorama of the landing site!

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