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by Emily Lakdawalla

Follow the thrilling adventures of planetary missions, past and present, and see the stunningly beautiful photos that they return from space!

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Book Reviews: Otherworldly skies, real and imagined

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/11/02 02:12 CDT

Today I'm reviewing -- and recommending -- two art-laden books. Michael Carroll's Drifting on Alien Winds is nonfiction, while the IAAA's The Beauty of Space is an art book, but both books are about describing our understanding of the alien-yet-familiar worlds across our solar system, and what they'd look like if we could stand on them.

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Book Reviews: Two books that deliver knowledge in little chunks

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/10/18 07:55 CDT

I consider October and November to be book review season. We're well out of the mental coasting of summer and have gotten into the groove of school and work in fall, and are in the relative quiet before the insanity of the season that stretches from Thanksgiving to the New Year, when much of the Western world will be scrambling to shop for presents for friends and family.

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Book reviews: T Minus and Laika

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2011/05/05 11:30 CDT

I recently read two graphic novels exploring the early history of spaceflight, and I'd like to recommend both for summer reading. Although the two overlap in time, they couldn't be much more different.

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Book reviews: Killing Pluto; Stars Above; Jars to Stars

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/12/08 10:50 CST

Book reviews: Killing Pluto; Stars Above; Jars to Stars

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Reviews of Ten Space-themed Books for Kids

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/11/19 04:38 CST

Reviews of Ten Space-themed Books for Kids

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Book review: Older than the Stars

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/14 11:15 CDT

Book review: Older than the Stars

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Review: "The Complete Sky & Telescope: Seven Decade Collection"

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/08/19 05:25 CDT

Sky & Telescope has just issued a set of 10 DVDs that contain every issue of the magazine published from the premier issue in November 1941 through December 2009, chronicling seven decades of scientific discovery and, of course, the entirety of the Space Age.

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Reviews of several space-themed books for young children

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2009/11/05 09:32 CST

Reviews of several space-themed books for young children

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