Phil Plait
Phil Plait Phil Plait

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
July 17 2015 2:50 PMNew Close-Up Pictures of Pluto and Charon Show They’re Truly Bizarre Places
Bad Astronomy
July 16 2015 7:00 AMAn Unusual Map of the Milky Way
Bad Astronomy
July 15 2015 11:59 AMPluto: How Much Better the Best Just Got
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July 14 2015 2:00 PMPluto's Been a Long Time Coming
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July 14 2015 8:23 AMClosest Approach to Pluto
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July 13 2015 11:37 AMPluto Update: It’s 2 Kilometers Bigger Than We Thought
Bad Astronomy
July 12 2015 7:00 AMA Volcano Has a Satellite Seeing Red
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July 10 2015 7:00 AMThe Art and Science of Hair Dryers
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July 8 2015 7:00 AMWil Wheaton Discusses His Mental Illness
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July 6 2015 7:00 AMM43: A Show-Stopping Stellar Nursery
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July 4 2015 7:00 AMMeanwhile, in the Future ...
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July 2 2015 2:52 PMWoman Dies From Measles
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July 2 2015 7:00 AMPluto Has Huge Dark Streaks Across Its Surface
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July 1 2015 7:00 AMSexism and Its Inevitable Backlash
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June 30 2015 7:00 AMForcing Your Perspective on an Illusory Glass
Bad Astronomy
July 17 2015 7:00 AMHow Do Astronomers Measure the Distances to Stars?
Bad Astronomy
July 15 2015 4:15 PMOur First Close-Up Look at Pluto and Charon
Bad Astronomy
July 15 2015 7:00 AMPluto’s Face Was Predicted in 1979 ... and It”s a Beaut.
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July 14 2015 11:00 AMPluto Seen Through a Comet’s Snowstorm
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July 14 2015 7:00 AMGlobal Cooling? Cool it. 
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July 13 2015 6:00 AMCharon Begins to Yield Its Secrets
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July 11 2015 7:00 AMWhat Is Light, Anyway?
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July 9 2015 7:00 AMHere Comes Pluto
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July 7 2015 7:00 AMReports of Possible Life on a Comet: Not So Much
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July 5 2015 7:00 AMThe Artwork of Alien Worlds
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July 3 2015 7:00 AMMeteors, Meteoroids, and Meteorites, Oh My!
Bad Astronomy
July 2 2015 11:00 AMWill We Really Ever Beam Anyone Up?
Bad Astronomy
July 1 2015 11:37 AMJim Carrey Makes a Series of Unfortunate Tweets
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June 30 2015 1:12 PM... And Pluto’s Getting Laaarger!
Bad Astronomy
June 29 2015 7:00 AMHow Do You Find the Mass of a Black Hole?

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