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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!  

Bad Astronomy
Dec. 3 2014 7:00 AMNew Report Confirms Antarctica Is Melting Away Faster Every Year
Bad Astronomy
Dec. 2 2014 1:23 PMJapanese Asteroid Probe Set to Launch Tonight
Bad Astronomy
Dec. 1 2014 7:00 AMSo You Wanna Buy a Telescope for the Holidays. Here’s What You Should Do.
Bad Astronomy
Nov. 29 2014 6:28 PMWanderers: A Stunning Short Video of Our Future in Space
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Nov. 28 2014 7:00 AMBlack Friday for Nerds: Geek Gift Advice
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Nov. 26 2014 7:00 AMAlaskan Volcano Eruption Photographed From Space
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Nov. 24 2014 7:00 AMCalifornia (Nebula) Dreamin’
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Nov. 22 2014 7:30 AMEuropa: NASA's Next Target in the Search for Life?
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Nov. 20 2014 7:00 AMNASA’s Swift Observatory: 10 Years of Watching the Most Violent Explosions in the Universe
Bad Astronomy
Nov. 18 2014 7:30 AMDistant Horizons: A View on Other Worlds
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Bad Astronomy
Nov. 16 2014 9:46 AMEpic 4K Sun Video, With Bonus Sunspot Tantrums
Bad Astronomy
Nov. 14 2014 5:06 PMRosetta Spots Site of Philae’s First Bounce
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Nov. 14 2014 7:30 AMCymatics: Science v. Music (Video)
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Nov. 13 2014 7:15 AMShmutz in Jupiter’s Pupik
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Dec. 2 2014 4:35 PMWas Colbert Colberted by Corbett?
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Dec. 2 2014 7:00 AMNASA Will Test Drive Its New Space Capsule on Thursday
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Nov. 30 2014 6:45 AM60 Years Ago Today, a Human Was Hit by a Meteorite
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Nov. 29 2014 7:00 AMGoodnight, Moon
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Nov. 27 2014 7:00 AMBeing Thankful for Saturn
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Nov. 25 2014 7:00 AMThe Milky Way and the Tallest Mountain (Video)
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Nov. 23 2014 7:00 AMWatch Live Today as Three More Humans Travel to Space
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Nov. 21 2014 7:30 AMEpic 4K Earth Video, With Bonus Southern Hemisphere View
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Nov. 19 2014 7:30 AMWhat Exploded Over Russia This Time? (Video.)
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Nov. 17 2014 1:05 PMShirtstorm: Casual Sexism and the Inevitable Horrid Backlash When It’s Called Out
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Nov. 17 2014 7:30 AMPhilae Spotted Hopping Away in Photo of Comet
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Nov. 15 2014 7:30 AMHey, Galileo Was Right!
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Nov. 14 2014 12:38 PMQuick Philae Update: Attempts to Free the Comet Lander
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Nov. 13 2014 11:03 AMComet Update: Where is Philae?
Bad Astronomy
Nov. 12 2014 3:12 PMWhen We Reached Out Into Space and Grasped a Comet

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