Phil Plait


Astronomer, author, skeptic, father, punster.

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2012 books ... In the fiction section! Yay!

Thinking of you.

Given what I've said about Oprah the past coupla days, this was a funny ad to get in the mail today.

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OK, maybe *this* is why I need covenant with God.

Funny, I don't remember making a covenant with God.

Got this in the mail today. Looks like a fun read, but I don't think I want dummies exploring space.

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This is why I love checking trending words in Twitter. How else would I know what the kids these days are doing?

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One of many reasons I love Denver airport.

A tornado in Michigan! Run!

Memmmmmmories... Anyone else ever have a TI-99/4A? I loved mine.

Beareidolia. This is a cake (for my brother today) that got the icing smeared.

Skeptical heaven. and at Balticon.

I think it might rain. :) I call these "X-ray clouds". I think they're convective cells with thin borders so light leaks thru.

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John Grunsfeld pulls out the FGS from Hubble. You can see the Shuttle's engine pod (the OMS pod).

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Astronaut Mike Massimino uses an old-style Star Trek phaser on a stubborn bolt on Hubble.

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Sunrise after a successful EVA. Note the lit curve of the Earth at the top. So beautiful.

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Atlantis astronauts are inside Hubble replacing hardware (one is standing on the end of the robot arm). You can see the Orbiter wing there too!

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Beauty and grace: Hubble and Atlantis slide over the Earth's sunlit face.

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