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Door 4 in the 2010 advent calendar

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/12/04 02:03 CST

Time to open the fourth door in the advent calendar. Where in the solar system is this crater-specked mound?

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Door 3 in the 2010 advent calendar

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/12/03 04:20 CST

Time to open the third door in the advent calendar. Until the New Year, I'll be opening a door onto a different landscape from somewhere in the solar system. Where in the solar system is this wispy terrain?

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Best "Arsenic and Odd Life" coverage

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/12/03 10:03 CST

Last night I asked via Twitter for recommendations for articles that did the best job explaining the significance of the work, by people who actually read the relevant paper in Science.

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Door 2 in the 2010 advent calendar

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/12/02 03:28 CST

Time to open the second door in the advent calendar. Until the New Year, I'll be opening a door onto a different landscape from somewhere in the solar system. Can you guess where this crater-scarred surface lies?

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Arsenic and Deep Space?

Posted by Bill Nye on 2010/12/02 12:10 CST

If you or I ingest arsenic, well...it doesn't go so well. If you are, on the other hand, a certain species of bacterium from Mono Lake, California, ingesting this seemingly toxic metal is simple enough.

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Carnival of Space #179, Kids in Space, Lou's View

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/12/01 02:25 CST

Wander over to Weird Sciences for the 179th Carnival of Space! Every week, a different webmaster or blogger hosts the Carnival, showcasing articles written on the topic of space.

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Door 1 in the Planetary Society Blog 2010 advent calendar

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/12/01 11:05 CST

December really has arrived, and that means that the year is racing to a close. Continuing last year's tradition, I'm counting the days to the New Year with an advent calendar, where each "door" opens onto a global image of a different world in the solar system.

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