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26 Science Tweets That Will Leave You Shook

"If Earth stopped rotating, everyone not bolted to the ground would fall over and roll due east at the speed of a jet plane."

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Hypervelocity impact sample 💥 When a ~1/2" diam. Al ball impacts a 7" thick Al block @ 15k mph, simulating space de… https://t.co/tppTEH41Dh

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In case you need some escapism, almost every colorful smudge in this picture is a galaxy. Some of them have planets… https://t.co/hCkXawYnMX

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Possibly the saddest, most heart breaking "This exhibit is currently out of order" sign ever!!

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One fish: "fish" 🐟 Multiple fish of the same species: "fish" 🐟🐟🐟🐟 Fish of multiple species: "fishes" 🐡🐟🐠

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this is so confusing. i need a bird expert to hold my hand and explain green herons' necks to me please

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Watch a tool cutting steel at the microscope & in slow motion https://t.co/UUztD3K0D0 #TechnicalTuesday

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That Ferrero Rocher can rotate like gears is probably the most important thing I've learned today.

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The difference between an easy model and a complicated one. https://t.co/JuSdG84xel

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why isn't the paleo diet called caveats

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My colleague @Astro_Kimiya took this photo of the eye of this Eastern Pacific typhoon. Impressive! #YearInSpace.

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Proof by Clementine: the surface area of a sphere is 4 pi r^2 (trace around widest part of clementine 4 times)

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Built a model of the 3-dimensional shadow cast by a 4-dimensional hypercube. It makes beautiful 2-dimensional shado… https://t.co/EuE7NvlEVc

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Your periodic reminder that birds are dinosaurs

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Clerk ringing up all my sodas: Wow, you must really love Dr. Pepper Me: Yes, I do love *HER* Clerk: GAAAASP Me: YEAH

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Orbiting orbits for your #humpday #GIF #science #space

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Two wind directions = crazy pretty dunes on #Mars | https://t.co/4n9yBtoq1H

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Jupiter, on nearest approach to Earth, as viewed from my backyard and from @NASAHubble telescope. #perspective

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Behold this gif of an actual fucking volcano erupting on Jupiter's moon Io.

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If Earth stopped rotating, everyone not bolted to the ground would fall over and roll due east at the speed of a jet plane.

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Describing a #Soyuz descent: “Kind of like going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, but the barrel is on fire” -… https://t.co/6ohQE6giKP

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This area looks ancient, even from space. Pyramids on the right.

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Just realized: your fingernails grow at the same speed at which continents drift. Imagine traveling across the Earth at a nail's pace. Wow.

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two of the deeply weirdest things you've maybe never seen are jupiter from above and below

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Land: Okay, there's like 4 basic shapes and everything is pretty much that. Water: I MADE A MONSTER FROM FEATHERS A… https://t.co/9h3MZaqBDt

Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

Contact Kelly Oakes at kelly.oakes@buzzfeed.com.

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