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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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Emily Lakdawalla 16m
Replying to @LokiVolcano
Uranus is the best planet and Io is the best moon
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Emily Lakdawalla 1h
Replying to @JPMajor
I do wonder if Ina-D is related though.
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Emily Lakdawalla 4h
Replying to @Ryan_B_Anderson
lol
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Emily Lakdawalla 5h
5 jobs I've had: • Test prep company junk mail folder/addresser • Nanny for the kid of directors of a summer camp in Colorado • Office temp (mostly data entry) • Middle school science teacher • Environmental consultant (writing CEQA/NEPA documentation for transit projects)
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HAYABUSA2@JAXA 6h
Replying to @haya2e_jaxa
[CRA2] April 24 at 19:15 JST: the altitude of the spacecraft (distance to Ryugu’s surface) passed 16 km. Images from the Optical Navigation Camera - Wide angle (ONC-W1) are now being relayed in real-time on our website! Please see them here:
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HAYABUSA2@JAXA 6h
[CRA2] Shift 1 for the Crater Search Operation (Post-SCI) (CRA2) began on April 24 at 14:30 JST. At 15:54 JST, the GATE 1 check was completed and the spacecraft began the descent at 16:59 JST.
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Emily Lakdawalla retweeted
Marianne David Apr 23
Lead story in 24 April: Govt. amps up attack response
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Keri Bean 20h
Banana for scale.
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Emily Lakdawalla 7h
Replying to @cory_foy
California Science Center of course, and adjacent Natural History Museum. La Brea Tar Pits is a small but excellent and unique museum, nothing like anything I’ve ever visited.
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Emily Lakdawalla 7h
Replying to @AMWClarkLaw
Beautiful and deadly.
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Emily Lakdawalla 7h
Replying to @ThomasL36975935
I didn’t but my family in Walla Walla did. We had a book about Mt St Helens that fascinated me as a kid. May have led me into geology, it’s hard to say. I was 6.
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Emily Lakdawalla 15h
Replying to @ondrej1974 @vaticdart
I'm in 100% agreement that it's a beautiful place worth every bit of love.
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Emily Lakdawalla 16h
Replying to @tikasmom
It's a really really beautiful place and it's not as rainy as people make it seem by their complaints (I have relatives in Burien)
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Emily Lakdawalla 16h
Replying to @elakdawalla
Fun fact: in most houses, there is a ready multi-day supply of drinking water stored in your hot water heater. Not-so-fun fact: in So Cal, hot water heaters are often located *outside* houses (no fear of freezing, more fear of leaking) so disaster water theft is likely.
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Emily Lakdawalla 16h
Replying to @elakdawalla
By the way, if you live in southern California, step zero for earthquake preparedness is to stock lots of drinking water in your home and car. People can survive a long time in our pleasant climate as long as they have water to drink, but this is a desert.
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Emily Lakdawalla 16h
Replying to @elakdawalla
On the other hand, modern geologic monitoring of volcanoes is really good. We definitely notice if a volcano is planning something, & can move people out of the way in Seattle or Portland. Not so with The Big One in LA or San Francisco. So, I should be terrified every day.
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Emily Lakdawalla 16h
LA EQs can be very bad, but there's a limit to how bad, and the destruction is limited to the things people build. Volcanoes can bury the very land we build on to tens or 100s of meters deep with lahars, cinders, ash, & lava, & subduction zones can make bigger EQs.
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Emily Lakdawalla 16h
Replying to @AMShea
I'm not at all an expert on specific geologic risk, but my armchair diagnosis is that while Yellowstone has potential for something truly cataclysmic, it's really really really unlikely and there would be warning signs so it's nothing to worry about for now or decades.
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Emily Lakdawalla 16h
Replying to @mikamckinnon
The lovely just taught us today about how disaster preparedness begins with parties!
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Emily Lakdawalla 16h
Replying to @mikamckinnon
If these tweets are scary I'm sorry, follow to learn what's up about disaster preparedness whether it's earthquakes or volcanoes or whatever
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