Dr Pamela L Gay

Dr Pamela L Gay


Communicating astro & life 1 sidereal day at a time. All opinions & ideas are my own. Support on https://t.co/VRiN6LRVJm & https://t.co/QyFH9SJEpA

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I just published "The troubles in trying to make a planet", highlighting new @almaobs  & @VLArray  observations on baby solar systems, @NASAJuno  results on Jupiter's water and more. Read now on @Medium 

I don’t know who needs this. “She couldn't be the prince, and she'd never be a princess, and she didn't want to be a woodcutter, so she'd be the witch and know things.” ― Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men

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There is a press release out today talking about how unexpected it is that the Sombero galaxy had major interactions in i’s past. I’m confused - major galaxies grow through interactions and these are often significant. Why is this surprising?

Today’s adventure in "things you catch editing podcasts" "In a new planet published in the Astronomical Journal…” The Astronomical Journal is big, but it does not publish actual planets. Those come out of the Stellar Nebulae presses.

My astronomy calendar leads to weird notifications sometimes.

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I’m watching #RaisingDion  on @netflix  because sometimes you need superheroes. Only on episode two, but it is heartbreakingly beautiful. Little black boy navigating blackness super powers and being so very much 7yo.

Dear Tweeps, I need help. I’m a good program and a crap git manager. I need to do better. Lots of branches lots of pull requests. I'm a @jetbrains  user. Is there a git GUI you love for OSX? Why do you love it?

Can we please try and make the 2020 elections one to make Jimmy Carter proud? Growing up I watched him go to nation after nation to monitor elections & build free & fair democracies for the world. Can we get this right the way he helped other nations get it right?

#SCIENCE I feel the need to remind @WIZARDOFIDcomichat  according to Clarke, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. “ From

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Can we just celebrate this for a minute? Girls present science to the President & everyone wears a tiara because

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Dear headline writers, Astronomers don’t think Betalguese is going to explode. Astronomers desperately want Betalguese to explode with every cell in our beings. And we know full well Betalguese doesn’t care what we want and may wait another million years to go boom. xoxo, me

Things I now know: Humans have ~7*10^27 atoms Atoms are ~10^-10m in length If I mathed right, a person can be spaghettified to 75ly long

#betelgeuse is seen to be changing in shape in new images from @ESO ’s Very Large Telescope. This is an actual image. /1

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I just found my new favourite website: Planetary Maps for Children, Check out this great Pluto by: Editor: Henrik Hargitai. Illustration: Adrienn Gyöngyösi. Text: Ross Beyer.

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Please donate. I don't want to fire my staff because of the insanity that is life as a federally funded, soft-money researcher. Not at Christmas. All we want to do is keep helping you explore the universe with us. #STEM  #Science  #DonateNow 

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I really want to do a #planet9  happy dance, but in a @NASA  meeting and should probably be somewhat professional. But

Controversial Opinion: We need to think about the greater good instead of just the scientific good. Case study 1: Mauna Kea and TMT Case study 2: Starlink and observational astronomy /1

No questions asked way to handle harassment. I’ll be implementing this for when we do public events.

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