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Blog Posts by Amir Alexander

The Birth of the Modern Universe

Amir Alexander • August 29, 2014 • 1

Amir Alexander reviews Alan Hirshfeld's newest book, "Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe."

[email protected] Finds Some Stardust

Amir Alexander • August 21, 2014

What’s new at [email protected], the groundbreaking program that asked volunteers to help find interstellar dust particles collected by the spacecraft Stardust.

On writing Infinitesimal

Amir Alexander • May 08, 2014 • 2

Amir Alexander's new book about an epic battle over a mathematical concept that shook the old order and shaped the world as we know it.

One Man's Quest for SETI's Most Promising Signal

Amir Alexander • January 27, 2012 • 2

A review of Robert H. Gray's "The Elusive Wow: Searching for Extraterrestrial Intelligence."

FINDS: One Step Closer to Faraway Earths

Amir Alexander • April 01, 2011

Amir Alexander explains more about the FINDS Exo-Earths project and how it will help planet hunters detect distant Earths in the depths of space.

From the Ground and from Space, New Planetary Systems Unveiled

Amir Alexander • August 27, 2010

Two nearly simultaneous announcements by scientists that they have detected entire planetary system deep in space have set the astronomical community abuzz.

Planetary Society Researcher Max Rocca Discovers Largest Impact Crater in South America

Amir Alexander • February 13, 2010

It was January of 2004 when the elegant curve of the Vichada first caught the attention of geologist Max Rocca of Buenos Aires. Could the course of the river have been shaped by the circular outlines of an impact crater? Rocca decided to find out.

Astropulse: A Fresh Look at the Skies in Search of E.T.

Amir Alexander • August 27, 2009

If you were a member of an alien civilization trying to communicate across the immeasurable distances of space, how would you go about it?

LRO Sends First Images

Amir Alexander • July 03, 2009

LRO Sends First Images

LRO Launched to the Moon

Amir Alexander • June 18, 2009

LRO Launched to the Moon

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