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Writer. Art Historian. Find me in @PopSci @NYTimes @TheAtlantic @NatGeo @NewRepublic @RollingStone @Wired @Longreads & others. Opinions are mine.

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Kepler’s successor, TESS, will begin examining nearby stars, searching for the tiny dips in brightness that signal… https://t.co/kf51ygNeFs
Retweeted by Shannon Stirone @kevinmgill @CassiniSaturn Initiate warp speed! @tanyaofmars @nytopinion @nytimes Thank you Tanya!That's one way to reduce your astronaut corp https://t.co/mSN2F9CMp6 @moorehn Love that placeAs we watch NASA's human space flight program flailing and getting whiplash between going to the moon and Mars, I'l… https://t.co/3fnclTxwNM @kchangnyt Yeah.. @NASAWatch I am aware that there are water ice deposits in the craters on the moon. I am aware of all the reasons w… https://t.co/ebuzuoTaCd @jaywbennett @dwbwriter I've gone spelunking before. Send me! I'll keep the robots company.“The bottom of the pit is total exploration. We have enough time to just see what the heck is down there. We are th… https://t.co/avDAF9k4o6
Retweeted by Shannon StironeThe VP really needs to leave god out of our space program.Pence: https://t.co/RRPXB72hU3IF this happened, the astronaut would arrive to the moon before the 13 (!) cubesat missions designed to go there an… https://t.co/IWSe92wnHOPence wants astronauts to land on the Moons south pole. This whole thing is just bizarre.It's not *impossible* but I highly doubt we can land humans on the moon in the next five years. I'd go as far as t… https://t.co/JKqgqfvG1J5 years! This should be interesting. https://t.co/7dN770qJYfPence: If commercial rockets are what we need to get astronauts to the moon then commercial rockets it will be. Oof.The next National Space Council meeting should just be the administration going to Space Camp. Put them in the centrifuges.National Space Council meeting is getting underway in Huntsville. NASA says the meeting will include a report from… https://t.co/iUGmcsgT8q
Retweeted by Shannon StironeMy latest for @NatGeo covers a new paper out today. Check it out! Other 'Earths' are out there. Here are the best p… https://t.co/Ld4G5EhbjH @michellelegro 🔥 @smcslothsloth I don't know who you are but that cracked me up. Thanks.https://t.co/TK06g0H8PvThe all women spacewalk was not a NASA publicity stunt, but two astronauts scheduled to complete work on the Intern… https://t.co/G5DjGyd2wv @mgrabois @A_Bro_LIncoln @heroinebook Have we ever run into an issue where two men couldn't walk because there was… https://t.co/iHzsxMiwlB @mgrabois @heroinebook Of course her being safe is top priority but I think the issue here is why there aren't two… https://t.co/SI4hVpdGcEDo you ever have a day that's just so bad that it's almost funny? Like you're impressed with the universe's random… https://t.co/KUvm8agCwD
3/26
2019
Trint is doing an excellent job of categorizing the different types of stars https://t.co/xgKsDG4Os6#BREAKING | British Parliament takes #TheresaMay out of control of the #Brexit https://t.co/4McZnX0pEQ
Retweeted by Shannon Stirone @cbquist Yeah that’s not a good look. Well only one woman can survive. I can’t believe they’re just figuring this out. @cbquist *extremely sarcastic voice* Ooo but we're definitely going to Mars. @cbquist Yeah maybe the next cargo drop off can include some Lisa Frank stickers that'll fix them right upSo the planned first all-female space walk will not be... Because they don't have enough spacesuits that fit. https://t.co/AalHnnoo9g
Retweeted by Shannon Stirone @cbquist Gotta love the irony that because women have never spacewalked together before that there aren't enough su… https://t.co/qHXJIh8jaV @JoAnnaScience @sarahmirk @thenib You know what to doThis Monday has lasted a year https://t.co/kA60TlNLUM @nova_road Makes way more sense @sarahmirk @thenib @JoAnnaScience @ErinEARoss Yes please. Either that or send me back years. I'd also take going one year into the future for $800. @_Astro_Nerd_ @HappyStemCell Yeah we would 100% die which is part of the appeal tbh. Not a bad way to go at all. Sign me up. @DrMRFrancis @_Astro_Nerd_ I would love to die that wayOur contribution to #ProcrastinationDay Meet Noë, the Quai d’Orsay cat 🐈 https://t.co/OwzUG4q2zn
Retweeted by Shannon Stirone @_Astro_Nerd_ Of course I'll take you! Dying alone is less fun ;)Someone send me to Jupiter @PAYOLETTER Congratulations Rae!This series just keeps getting better and way too accurate. https://t.co/8TQ71x9FjDHey science lovers--my amazing friend and fellow writer wrote a very cool book and I think you're going to want to… https://t.co/iosushWu7pMonday mood https://t.co/c1w2Yx5XboWaking up to terrible news first thing on a Monday is surely a good sign of how this week will go.Fan Ho, Journey to Uncertainty, 1956 https://t.co/pdZ7IlzRnO
Retweeted by Shannon StironeThey call it, “Granbia.” 🤭Old British women are going to Gambia just to have sex with the locals. Including...The Great British Bake Off judg… https://t.co/ytG39TE7AyIsrael's Outward bound Moon lander. First selfie photo from a distance of 23,364 miles (37,600 kilometers) from Ear… https://t.co/Rl46LuFyeT
Retweeted by Shannon Stirone<have a bestselling book and sell movie rights and be extremely successful> 😐 https://t.co/kEyWWgM9QEGoing to watch a movie at home but can’t forget the most important thing. #wenttothetheaterjusttobuypopcorn https://t.co/qzGr6mo5Yp
3/25
2019
ICYMI my latest for the @nytimes is about a possible new era of space exploration and it started with the MarCOs. https://t.co/YV3JctSizyWent with my usual https://t.co/kllAMakjLcWow this list is epic so far. Also lol to the person who said, The ShiningHey twitter--what are the movies you watch to cheer yourself up? If they are cringe-worthy, please share them anyway.Receiving planet earth from older generations like https://t.co/hyhONfxklZ
Retweeted by Shannon StironeTop Three Tips for Writing Productively 1. Set goals! 2. Incentivize productivity! (eg: allowing yourself that devi… https://t.co/STDLpu8bn0
Retweeted by Shannon StironeSunday mood https://t.co/CCX2sbWHTdW.B. Yeats by Lady Ottoline Morrell https://t.co/zLel9VcfvM
Retweeted by Shannon StironeVincent van Gogh https://t.co/UvAawmOj83
Retweeted by Shannon StironeFYI. Sessions of the recently completed Lunar and Planetary Science Conference are online, incl a @NASA HQ briefing… https://t.co/TOrNFyZgg2
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3/24
2019
“While the Red Planet could have hosted large bodies of water on its surface for about 100 million years, Venus cou… https://t.co/lCPoSid0QC
Retweeted by Shannon StironePlanetary scientists are proposing a mission to Neptune's moon Triton, the "largest object in the solar system that… https://t.co/RPigO7ChnT
Retweeted by Shannon StironeStill from Fritz Lang's 1929 film "Woman in the Moon" https://t.co/jEqsP1IlMo
Retweeted by Shannon StironeMary Oliver-The Journey https://t.co/sKg4h7JIqa @heroinebook I love it! @kbatygin @MiamiSymphony @EduardoMarturet Fabulous! And happy birthday!!They were nicknamed "Wall-E" and "EVE" after the movie characters, and their successful journey to Mars could chang… https://t.co/hk9wiynpSs
Retweeted by Shannon StironeMood. @MuseeOrsay https://t.co/2auLJ0Z5FpBeing an adult is highly overratedRoom in Brooklyn, Edward Hopper https://t.co/zKZvTre1Rw
Retweeted by Shannon StironeFerdinand Hodler, The Disappointed Souls (Les âmes déçues), 1892, oil on canvas, 120 x 299 cm, https://t.co/9Mi3AyxVRz
Retweeted by Shannon StironeFerdinand Hodler, Die Lebensmüden (The Tired of Life), 1892, oil on canvas, 149.7 cm x 294 cm https://t.co/OEBnaagmLg
Retweeted by Shannon StironeI wonder if there’s life in those clouds https://t.co/x0DGfxxBEOhttps://t.co/Uf8jbdYrVlFROM: Mueller, Robert TO: Barr, William SUBJECT: Final report Hey - attaching report. Thanks. ---- FROM: Muelle… https://t.co/EjOEVVgCwo
Retweeted by Shannon StironeThe Trial (1962) (based on Franz Kafka's novel) Director: Orson Welles Actors: Anthony Perkins, Orson Welles, Mich… https://t.co/0v51BeE5Mi
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3/23
2019
@JakeOnOrbit It was great to see you too! And anytime, I would love to be back on the show. It was a blast :) @JakeOnOrbit Cheers pal! @JakeOnOrbit I see Texas did not disappointOh man https://t.co/L0UjrhRfC1
Retweeted by Shannon StironeAnybody else excited to resume talking about THE ARTS when this is over?
Retweeted by Shannon StironeThe Mueller report and every journalist in a newsroom right now. https://t.co/cI2jWhvMGI @alanburdick Poignant Friday tweets are the bestCats dance to a Satanic tune in a detail from “The Witches Cove Creek”, a 16th century Flemish painting by a follow… https://t.co/hpvw8ytqma
Retweeted by Shannon StironeAfter I’m dead but one day for sure, Venus astronauts will mock Mars astronauts for drawing the easy assignment. Ti… https://t.co/fWcrVEQ3AE
Retweeted by Shannon StironeHappy Friday https://t.co/R6rw5Agq4e @JoAnnaScience @dwbwriter @DownHereOnEarth This has got to be the weirdest tweet to ever come from an lpsc 😂 @phil_torres @VICE Omg if I had only known when I had my botfly what a special thing it was. I still would have kil… https://t.co/CR7F5LwEUkFor the first time ever while talking to my mom she said, “honey you know I don’t like booze but you sound like you… https://t.co/M4yeUbSv2jdaily reminder: we are all winging it https://t.co/LAwkSID8bS
Retweeted by Shannon StironeWhen you're emotionally drained but the show must go on https://t.co/tnhIBhDg1A
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3/22
2019
In the near future, cubesats could be like the probes that Star Trek's U.S.S. Enterprise launched toward a planet w… https://t.co/MJiubABa8L
Retweeted by Shannon StironeFor you @heroinebook https://t.co/DRDR5aGUnNJoel Meyerowitz 1963 https://t.co/epsLz9pr9Z
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3/21
2019

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