Jamie D. 👩🏽‍🚀 (@436Jj )

Jamie D. 👩🏽‍🚀

Bio NASABuddy👩🏽‍🚀🚀🌙🌌
Future Astronaut/Future Mars Walker 👩🏽‍🚀🚀💙

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Account created 09-01-2016 16:59:59
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Android : Todays #MartianMay photo is one of the things that got me into Mars in the first place: The wee baby Sojourner—the first rover sent beyond the Moon. It drove off the Pathfinder lander & started inspecting the nearby rocks.

One small rover for Mars, one giant leap for humanity.

Android : Join us tomorrow at 1pm EST, 6pm UK, 10am PT to hear from 6 inspirational #WomenInSTEM #STEM

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Android : Hey #minoritiesinSTEM we're on a mission to provide real role models to next gen of girls! We're featuring badass minority females in our global campaign (link in bio). Hit us up if you want to be featured & part of our community 💪🏼 #WomenInSTEM #STEMeducation

Android : Hey #WomenWhoCode #womenintech we're on a mission to provide real role models to next gen of girls! We're featuring badass women in technology in our global campaign (link in bio). Hit us up if you want to be featured & part of our community 💪🏼 #GirlsWhoCode #STEMeducation

Android : Hey #womensurgeons #wearesurgeons - we want the next generation of girls to know they can be surgeons too!
We are featuring badass female surgeons in our global campaign (link in bio). Hit us up if you want to be featured and part of our community 💪🏼 #ILookLikeASurgeon

Android : This was the spacewalk on Friday. Such an honor to be the Flight Director leading this effort, and having the opportunity to work with two stellar astronauts! They made it look easy. It’s not. twitter.com/Astro_Christin…

Android : Plastion pollution and marine litter don’t just affect the tiny animals of the sea! Marine litter - ghost netting really needs policing! The fishing industry have to start accepting this responsibility!

Android : the core is thought to be “nuclear pasta”— degenerate strange matter or a quark gluon plasma.

don’t ask me what that looks like because I have no clue ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

this discovery can help constrain the physics of the interior of neutron stars!!!

Android : this discovery is especially cool because it helps us try to understand the structure of neutron stars.

up to now, we think the outer crust consists of ions/electrons, and the inner crust has electrons, neutrons, & nuclei.

but then it gets extremely weird.

Android : that time delay allows astronomers to measure the mass of the white dwarf and the neutron star— making it the MOST MASSIVE ONE EVER DISCOVERED!

Android : here’s the really cool bit: because the white dwarf bends the fabric of spacetime due to its mass, *the light from the neutron star is gravitationally bent by the white dwarf companion star.*

that means that the “lighthouse pulses” from the neutron star are actually erratic!

Android : these magnetic fields build up near the poles and align with the star’s rotational period, allowing us to observe these pulses and earn the moniker “pulsars”. (like a lighthouse!)

now, let’s go back to this discovery. this particular neutron star has a white dwarf companion star pic.twitter.com/vb23cQqiEJ

Android : the way that they discovered the neutron star is just so freaking cool.

this neutron star is a special type: a pulsar. these have extreme magnetic fields which are several BILLION times that of the Earth’s.

Android : AAAHHHH!!!

astronomers have detected the MOST massive neutron star ever detected!!!!!

AAAHHHHH!!

neutron stars are the compressed cores of massive stars that have exploded as supernovae. this one is about 2.14x the mass of our sun, but only 15miles across.

THIS IS SO COOL!!!