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Phil Plait
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Just how long would you have to pee to poison Portland’s reservoir? I do the math. slate.com/blogs/the_slat… via @Slate
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New ‘scope is designed to detect atmospheres of exoplanets. You can keep your flying cars. We’re in the future. jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?…
Another shot taken a few seconds before the other. I need to bring my long lens! #osprey pic.twitter.com/vm2XyBdo1U
Ah, several folks say osprey, and that sounds right. Colors match. It was *way* up, so I couldn’t see detail. Bigger lens next time. :)
Finally, this guy. A hawk, but I’m not sure what kind. Gotta brush up on my birds for summer biking! pic.twitter.com/o8xrYud4aF
Another reason I love biking in Boulder. These guys are about ready to leave the nest. #GreatHornedOwlChicks pic.twitter.com/STJyKU6lMi
Apparently I am a terrifying threat. pic.twitter.com/gHlLn2tHGo
I suppose in this case number 2 was literally number 1.
Today’s goals. 1) Write about newly discovered Earth-sized exoplanet. 2) Mop up bathroom where dog peed. #GlamorousLife
BTW, I tweeted about a delightful chat I had w/an astronomer yesterday. It was with Stephen Kane, one of the team who found this planet.
… b) There’s another Earth-sized planet known in its star’s HZ, but it’s likely hot. This one is probably more like Earth but we don’t know.
2 notes about this press release that a lot of venues will get wrong. 1) It’s Earth-sized. We don’t know if it’s Earth-*like*…
This is kind of a big deal: Earth-sized planet found in its star’s habitable zone. slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
The Anomaly looks like a cool scifi thriller, and also stars my buddy @AlexisKnapp. blastr.com/2014-4-17/1st-… [v. mildly NSFW]
Once again @scalzi and I are of a mind on a topic, and he expresses it far better than I ever could. whatever.scalzi.com/2014/04/17/the…
About that last RT: You’ll never hear me say this again, but read the comments. :) Good suggestions there.
want to know the top women writing about science now? @preposterousuni has put together a handy list. (thanks!) preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2014/04/1…
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Just chatted with an astronomer who was genuinely and openly enthusiastic about his work. Day = made. #AndIWasAlreadyHavingAGoodDay
I talk at you! Also, I will talk at you in Canada! slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
Q) What happens if you toss a Peep out an airlock? A) SCIENCE! Also, it’s pretty funny. slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
Direct link to my own eclipse video from last night: youtube.com/watch?v=pgTNz8…
STUNNING eclipse pictures, courtesy of Babak Tafreshi. Wow. dreamview.net/dv/new/search.…
I have video and pix from last night’s Blood Moon #lunareclipse! slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…