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This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success. 

The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?” 

In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.

This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.” 

To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ

Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

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msandells:

here’s a cool idea: date me, i’ve been single for over 4 years now and i’m starting to lose my ability to talk to the other sex. 

To see his smile drop is so heartbreaking.

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A boy and his box, off to see the universe

A boy and his box, off to see the universe

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm kind of new to the whole tumblr thing and I was wondering if you could make a list of your top five to ten science blogs? I'd really appreciate it
mssmonica mssmonica Said:

pbsdigitalstudios:

thatssoscience:

kqedscience:

s-c-i-guy:

kqedscience:

skunkbear:

asapscience:

s-c-i-guy:

skymimi93:

popsci:

s-c-i-guy:

Sure why the heck not!

And this list is in no particular order

asapscience

afro-dominicano

humanoidhistory

itsfullofstars

crookedindifference

skunkbear

sagansense

science-junkie

spaceplasma

molecularlifesciences

teded

betterknowamicrobe

mindblowingscience

thebrainscoop

sciencesoup

scienceisbeauty

thatssoscience

thatscienceguy

currentsinbiology

sci-universe

scinerds

christinetheastrophysicist

jtotheizzoe

popsci

I realize this is a little bit more than ten but I’m sure you’ll live

A list of science Tumblrs for all to see

(For a while I was wondering why we weren’t on the list :p )

i’d add penny4nasa to that list. 

Oh yeah absolutely! Thanks!
pennyfornasa

Great list! 

Looking for some other science tumblrs? This list ain’t a bad place to start.

Maybe if we reblog this we’ll get on s-c-i-guy's and skunkbear's radar… :)

Attention followers: make sure you follow
kqedscience
!! I can’t believe I completely left you guys out of my list. My bad!

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(Thanks for adding us now!) 

^proof that science bloggers are dorks. 

Also, thanks for including me on the list! Go follow ALL THE BLOGS. 

Glad to see jtotheizzoe on there but don’t forget braincraft and comaniddy

Holla at afro-dominicano!
fyeahstormandwolvie:

Never forget that there was a time that Storm picked Wolverine up to carry him around quite a bit. 

fyeahstormandwolvie:

Never forget that there was a time that Storm picked Wolverine up to carry him around quite a bit. 

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