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Snapshots from Space

by Emily Lakdawalla

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

Stars Above, Earth Below Calendars and other space gifty goodies

Emily Lakdawalla • November 22, 2010

Ever since I first saw Tyler Nordgren's awe-inspiring photographs of the Milky Way arching above the natural wonders of the national parks, I knew I wanted them on my wall. Well, now I can get them, and you can too.

Reviews of Ten Space-themed Books for Kids

Emily Lakdawalla • November 19, 2010

As I did last year, I'm hereby posting reviews and comments on every recent space book for kids that's crossed my desk in the last several months.

Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: A review

Emily Lakdawalla • September 27, 2010

Today, tomorrow, and Wednesday, about 200 scientists and engineers will sit in an over-air-conditioned room in Monrovia, California to participate in what is officially titled the "Fourth Mars Science Laboratory Landing Site Community Workshop."

Beyond Earth T-shirt features 23 space missions

Emily Lakdawalla • September 17, 2010 • 4

Let other geeks have their T-shirts with fictional space explorers -- now you can emblazon your chest with 23 space missions that have really explored space!

Book review: Older Than the Stars

Emily Lakdawalla • September 14, 2010

Older Than the Stars is a book about Big Bang cosmology, solar system formation, and human evolution for young children.

Review: Phil Plait's Bad Universe, new series on Discovery

Emily Lakdawalla • August 26, 2010 • 2

I got an advance copy of the first episode of "Bad Astronomer" Phil Plait's new series Bad Universe today.

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

Emily Lakdawalla • August 19, 2010

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.

The solar system, in jewelry form

Emily Lakdawalla • July 01, 2010

A couple of months ago, someone on Twitter sent me a link to an article about Laura Cesari's bead jewelry inspired by the solar system. I thought it was awfully cool.

Reviews of several space-themed books for young children

Emily Lakdawalla • November 05, 2009

While I was on maternity leave I suddenly decided to see what books were out there that could help me teach my daughters (one's three years, and the other six months old) about the science and the thrill of space exploration.

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