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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
Nov. 12 2014 3:12 PMWhen We Reached Out Into Space and Grasped a Comet
Bad Astronomy
Nov. 11 2014 11:00 AMThe Dark Side of a Comet
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Nov. 10 2014 12:00 PMWeightless Water Sports
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Nov. 9 2014 12:00 PMWatch Live as Astronauts on the Space Station Return to Earth
Bad Astronomy
Nov. 8 2014 7:00 AM“It’s Like Harry Potter for People Who Thought Harry Potter Had Too Much Science in It”
Space: The Next Generation
Nov. 6 2014 10:27 AMInterstellar ScienceWhat the movie gets wrong and really wrong about black holes, relativity, plot, and dialogue.
Bad Astronomy
Nov. 5 2014 7:00 AMIf You Want to Survive a Black Hole Encounter, Bring a Friend
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Nov. 3 2014 11:57 AMSpaceShipTwo Crash Update
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Nov. 1 2014 7:30 AMCeiling Nebula Is Watching You Trick-or-Treat
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Oct. 31 2014 7:30 AMHappy Solarween!
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Oct. 30 2014 7:30 AMChinese Spacecraft Takes Iconic Photo of the Moon and Earth
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Oct. 29 2014 7:15 AMPopeular Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 28 2014 9:35 AMSaturn’s Rings Slice Across an Icy Moon
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Oct. 27 2014 7:00 AMA Young Star Blows a Hole in the Side of Its Home, Creates Beautiful Art
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Oct. 25 2014 7:02 AMSTUNNING Video Promoting Space Exploration ... and It's Not What You Expect
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Nov. 12 2014 6:00 AMWatch Humanity Touch a Comet
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Nov. 11 2014 7:00 AMWhen Worlds Literally Collide, Rings Follow
Bad Astronomy
Nov. 10 2014 7:00 AMAnnouncing Crash Course Astronomy!
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Nov. 9 2014 7:00 AMFollow-Up: Interstellar Science and Planet-Eating Black Holes
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Nov. 7 2014 7:00 AMInterstellar: It’s No 2001
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Nov. 6 2014 7:00 AMA Dusty Disk Heralds the Birth of a New Solar System
Bad Astronomy
Nov. 4 2014 7:00 AMThe Unfortunately All-Too-Real-World Effects If Republicans Win the Senate Today
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Nov. 2 2014 7:30 AMTalking ’Bout Crater Dating
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Oct. 31 2014 4:37 PMVirgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Suffers Major Accident
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Oct. 30 2014 11:29 AMAnd Yet, We Continue Upward: Failure as a Step Closer to Space
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Oct. 29 2014 12:00 PMGorgeously Colored Clouds Make Astronomy Picture of the Day
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Oct. 28 2014 7:14 PMAntares Rocket Explodes on Takeoff
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Oct. 27 2014 2:29 PMAntares Rocket Is Go for Launch to the Space Station Tonight
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Oct. 26 2014 5:30 AMSpectacular Cloud Colors (Photo)
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Oct. 24 2014 7:00 AMGallery: The Partial Solar Eclipse of October 2014

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