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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
Aug. 7 2014 7:30 AMAtacaman Volcanoes Pierce the Sky
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 6 2014 7:00 AMA Nurse’s Journey Away From Anti-Vax
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Aug. 5 2014 9:30 AMA Glorious Time-Lapse of the Sky Over a National Park
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Aug. 4 2014 11:43 AMWhat Causes a Red Rainbow?
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Aug. 3 2014 7:30 AMWe Are All in the Gutter, but Some of Us Are Looking at the Stars
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Aug. 2 2014 7:30 AMGreetings, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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Aug. 1 2014 7:30 AMIn 2012, the Earth Dodged a Solar Bullet
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July 31 2014 10:48 AMRosetta Tiptoes Toward a Comet, Starts to See Weirdness
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July 30 2014 1:01 PMA Reminder: Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe Has Dangerously Ridiculous Ideas About Reality
Bad Astronomy
July 29 2014 9:15 AMNoctilucent Clouds … Frooooom Spaaaaaace!
Bad Astronomy
July 28 2014 11:00 AMMartian Moon Goes Googly-Eyed
Bad Astronomy
July 27 2014 7:30 AMThe Seahorse and the Rainbow
Bad Astronomy
July 25 2014 7:30 AMSpace Rocks for Two Science Promoters
Bad Astronomy
July 24 2014 7:30 AMWhat Is This Mystery Object in an Astronaut’s Photo?
Bad Astronomy
July 23 2014 11:00 AMMy 2014 Comic-Con Schedule
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 6 2014 11:11 AMRosetta Arrives at a Comet!
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 5 2014 12:06 PM234 Kilometers to a Comet
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 5 2014 7:30 AMAnother Head-Exploding Illusion: Rotating Rings
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 4 2014 5:30 AMNASA’s Quantum Drive: Cool Your Jets
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Aug. 2 2014 1:57 PMRosetta: 1,000 Kilometers and Closing In on a Comet
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 1 2014 12:54 PMMesocyclone or Mothership?
Bad Astronomy
July 31 2014 12:53 PM50 Years Ago Today, a U.S. Spacecraft Took Its First Pictures of the Moon
Bad Astronomy
July 31 2014 7:30 AMWhat Caused This Weird Crater on the Moon?
Bad Astronomy
July 30 2014 7:30 AMWant to See the Hottest Spot in Town? Visit Enceladus Sulci!
Bad Astronomy
July 29 2014 7:30 AMThe Littlest Victims of Anti-Science Rhetoric
Bad Astronomy
July 28 2014 7:30 AMWhen a Species Poisons an Entire Planet
Bad Astronomy
July 26 2014 7:30 AMThe Bad Astronomer, as Seen on TV
Bad Astronomy
July 24 2014 11:00 AMWANT Part XX: Hubble Lego Edition
Bad Astronomy
July 23 2014 1:00 PMRocketcam Video of the SpaceX Falcon Booster Splashing Down in the Atlantic
Bad Astronomy
July 23 2014 7:30 AMAstronomers Find Alien Planet With Longest Year Yet

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