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Associate Professor of Planetary Science at —endlessly driven to understand why planets look the way they do | he/him | 🇮🇪 in 🇺🇸
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Paul Byrne retweeted
Ashley Woodfolk May 28
I was talking to a couple white friends about the tiny ways white supremacy snakes its way into normalcy and I realized how invisible some of it has become to nonblack people. Tiny ways we're dehumanized daily. So I wanted to do a quick thread about a few examples.
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Neal Riggers May 29
LOOTING? HOW YOU THINK THEY FILLED THEM MUSEUMS UP??
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Paul Byrne 11h
Oh yeah, that one
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BirdWatchingMagazine 17h
A group of about 30 African American scientists, birders & others are hosting starting on Sunday. The goal: to encourage birding among more people of color. Follow the hashtag & here and on Instagram.
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Paul Byrne 11h
I'll take it.
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Paul Byrne 11h
Mars was, until mid-2018, populated by robots (plural). But then we lost poor Oppy so it's only been since. But both and China's Tianwen-1 will arrive in 2021, and in 2023 we'll have 's Rosalind Franklin rover. So, yes—a robot planet indeed!
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Paul Byrne 11h
I had noticed that alright! It reminds me a little of this gem:
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Paul Byrne 11h
Replying to @AstroKatie
I think this wording reflects my current sense of how time passes, in that May seems to have gone on forever and thus each day is a geological age.
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Paul Byrne 17h
It's not just the fact that this is a photo taken from the surface of another world that astounds me. It's that there's evidence of humanity in this image—the rover tracks. The wind will remove those tracks pretty quickly. But for a time, we were immortalised on another planet.
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Paul Byrne 12h
Replying to @ExoCytherean
I'll happily co-sign that white paper!
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Paul Byrne 13h
Oh this sounds cool! I'm looking forward to seeing it!
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Paul Byrne 13h
Replying to @ExoCytherean
That's the very thing I want to help improve. I'll ping you and Noam separately to talk further.
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Paul Byrne 14h
Replying to @TM_Eubanks
Thanks Marshall; what's an "ISO"?
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Paul Byrne 15h
Replying to @AstroDaria @Izenplanet
I know there's something along those lines in the works, but I'll reach out to Noam to see what the story is. Thanks!
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Paul Byrne 15h
Replying to @AstroWusain
I'll circulate this widely when it's ready, to make sure as many folks who want to sign it as possible are able to do so!
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Paul Byrne 15h
'tis but a flesh wound
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Nikea Pittman, Ph.D. 23h
I paused before posting this, because I’m not sure if is ready. But I realize that most don’t have a lot of black mom scientists on your timeline. So if you’re interested in learning about my experience right now, here’s a (vulnerable) snapshot:
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Paul Byrne 16h
Thanks!
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Paul Byrne 16h
Will do!
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Paul Byrne 16h
But I absolutely agree that to get the most out of exoplanetary science, we need Earth and Solar System scientists involved -- and vice versa! To wit: I plan to write a white paper about this very topic! (2/2)
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