The Moon Is A Planet

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The Moon Is A Planet

#1 Post by Mac » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:48 am

Must be true, a woman said so. Pluto BTFO.
Former NASA scientist Anita Sengupta’s tweet on Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander, which failed to make a soft landing on the lunar surface, seems to have generated quite an unexpected reaction on social media. While lauding ISRO for its attempt to land on the unexplored South pole region of the Moon, the aerospace engineer said that landing on any planet is hard for the first time.

However, some netizens pointed out to Sengupta, who has over 20 years of experience in aeronautics and played a crucial role in the launch of Curiosity rover sent to Mars, that the Moon was not a planet but a satellite. However, it is her comeback to the “mansplainers” that is winning the Internet.

In her tweet about Chandrayaan-2 mission, Sengupta wrote, “It is too early to tell what happened to #Vikram yet, but landing on the surface of another planet is very hard to do the first time. What we learn from each engineering activity is how to improve, refine, and adapt.”

It is too early to tell what happened to #Vikram yet, but landing on the surface of another planet is very hard to do the first time. What we learn from each engineering activity is how to improve, refine, and adapt.

— Dr. Anita Sengupta (@Doctor_Astro) September 6, 2019

However, some netizens pointed out the “mistake” Sengupta made in calling Moon a planet. “Agree with everything you said – proud of ISRO – but the moon isn’t a planet but a satellite,” read one of the many comments on her post.

Clearly, not pleased to on being tutored on a subject that she masters in, Sengupta was quick to respond to the mansplainers. “And to all the mansplainers out there planetary EDL as a discipline covers airless body DL, our moon is an airless body.”

And to all the mansplainers out there planetary EDL as a discipline covers airless body DL, our moon is an airless body.

— Dr. Anita Sengupta (@Doctor_Astro) September 6, 2019

Mansplaining is when something is explained by a man, typically to a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronising. Moreover, she then went on to share a flow chart explaining the term.

B/c planetary EDL is an engineering discipline. Its #mansplaining bc you are not an engineer and I am expert. Here is a flow chart for you to follow in future. pic.twitter.com/82QWGFGanq

— Dr. Anita Sengupta (@Doctor_Astro) September 6, 2019

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Re: The Moon Is A Planet

#2 Post by AngryOldMan » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:32 pm

Womansplaining as when a woman says something blatantly stupid, is corrected by a man, and blames it on mansplaining.
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Re: The Moon Is A Planet

#3 Post by jack t ripper » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:12 pm

AngryOldMan wrote:Womansplaining as when a woman says something blatantly stupid, is corrected by a man, and blames it on mansplaining.
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