astronomy

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Science Writer Lee Billings On Our ‘Interstellar’ Search For Habitable Worlds


In the new movie Interstellar, brave astronauts set out to find humanity a new home among the stars. It’s an exciting story, but what are the facts behind the fiction? For that we look to science writer Lee Billings, whose new book Five Billion Years of Solitude takes readers behind the telescope to meet some [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Asteroid Named for Late Science Fiction Author Iain Banks


iain-banks-1Science fiction fandom lost one of its brightest lights last month with the death of Iain Banks, creator of the “Culture” series, among other fantastic books. One of his fans, José Luis Galache, a scientist employed by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center, has chosen to honor Banks by naming an asteroid in his honor.

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Interview: Mike Brown, author How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming


Interview: Mike Brown, author How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

Author, astronomer, and lecturer Mike Brown took some time out of his day to discuss his book, astronomy, and what it might be like to attempt to pilot through an asteroid field. Are you ready to find out what it was like to be in the center of “the biggest astronomical catfight of the past 200-300 years?”

Let’s find out, shall we?

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