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Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

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Sept. 3 2014 9:45 AMThe Face on Mars: Nope. Still Not a Face.
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Sept. 2 2014 11:30 AMGreenland and Antarctica Are Losing Ice at “Unprecedented Rates”
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Sept. 1 2014 7:30 AMNo, You Can’t Claim Arctic Ice Is “Recovering”
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Aug. 30 2014 11:57 AMI Didn’t Know We Had Warp-Capable Resupply Ships ...
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Aug. 29 2014 7:30 AMAstronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet to Earth
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Aug. 27 2014 1:10 PMThe Slate Plus Doctor Who Inaugural Podcast
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Aug. 27 2014 7:30 AMNo, There Still Is No Connection Between Vaccines and Autism
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Aug. 26 2014 8:00 AMYou Think Parking at a Mall At Christmas Is Hard? Try Finding a Parking Spot on a Comet
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Aug. 24 2014 8:00 AMCall of the Universe
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Aug. 22 2014 8:00 AMA Dying Star Creates a Flower in Space
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Aug. 21 2014 8:00 AMWhy, You Don’t Look a Day Over 12 Billion!
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Aug. 20 2014 8:00 AMHey, What’s 10 Billion Tons of CO2 Between Friends?
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Aug. 19 2014 8:00 AMA Warm Breeze, Some Puffy Clouds, a Summer Day … a Billion Kilometers From the Sun
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Aug. 18 2014 8:00 AMAnswering the Age-Old Question: What Weighs More Five Pounds of Helium or Five Pounds of Cheese?
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Aug. 16 2014 8:00 AMRed Sonja’s Most Noble and Important Mission
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Sept. 3 2014 7:30 AMGIGANTIC Galaxy Is GIGANTIC (Photos)
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Sept. 2 2014 7:30 AMMystery No More: How the Sliding Stones of Death Valley Do Their Trick
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Aug. 31 2014 8:00 AMWatch Telescopes Do a Time-Lapse Dance in the Desert
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Aug. 30 2014 7:30 AMWatch an Astronaut’s Vine Video of a Spaceship Burning Up in Earth’s Atmosphere!
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Aug. 28 2014 7:30 AMSpectacular Double Rainbow ... With Lightning (Video)
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Aug. 27 2014 10:30 AMAnd Nishinoshima Is Getting Laaaaaarger
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Aug. 26 2014 9:30 AMEthereal Time-Lapse Video of Noctilucent Clouds
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Aug. 25 2014 7:45 AMIt’s Been Something of a Bad Week for Rocket Launches
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Aug. 23 2014 8:30 AMThe Erupting Earth, the Wheeling Heavens
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Aug. 21 2014 11:30 AMThe Permanence of Reason
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Aug. 20 2014 11:45 AMTwo Years on Mars
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Aug. 19 2014 11:54 AMCatch the Two Brightest Planets Together in the Sky ... but Hurry
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Aug. 18 2014 11:33 AMAstronaut Captures Spectacular Fireball as Resupply Ship Re-Enters Earth’s Atmosphere
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Aug. 17 2014 7:45 AMNo, a Huge Asteroid Is NOT “Set to Wipe Out Life on Earth in 2880”
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Aug. 15 2014 8:00 AMNo, Google Moon Doesn’t Show an Alien Loitering on the Moon

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