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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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