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Cosmos with Cosmos Episode 4: Heaven & Hell

Casey Dreier • November 04, 2013 • 7

Humans face the consequences of our own knowledge about the cosmos in this latest episode recap and analysis of Carl Sagan's classic series.

Creating Life on a Gas Giant

Adolf Schaller • November 02, 2013 • 6

Adolf Schaller, an artist on the original Cosmos series, shares his experience of creating the painting, "Hunters, Floaters, and Sinkers" from Episode 2, which speculates about the possible life living in the turbulent atmosphere of a gas-giant planet.

How I Gave My Preschool Class Mars Fever

Emily Cotman • October 18, 2013 • 8

It all started when we read a book called, There's Nothing to Do on Mars, by Chris Gall. And then something wonderful happened.

Planetary evangelism

Emily Lakdawalla • October 06, 2013 • 6

It's so exciting when the small talk that lubricates social interactions with strangers turns into an excited discussion of space and science.

I cannot volunteer my time to work on NASA business during the furlough

Les Johnson • October 03, 2013 • 9

Today I received my furlough notice from NASA. Since my job isn’t considered “excepted,” in other words, since no one will be injured or die if I don’t report for work, then I am to remain at home until recalled to work after the Congress passes and the President signs some sort of budget or continuing resolution to keep the government running.

Women scientists: Tell Your Story and Inspire Others in Astronomy

Hadiza Mohammed • October 01, 2013 • 2

Women Rock Science is working with the Knowledge Observatory to create an interactive display of women in astronomy from all over the world for an upcoming science festival.

Our Debt to NASA - Fighting the Pernicious Myth of NASA as Unnecessary

Casey Dreier • September 10, 2013 • 10

A recent article in the NY Times Sunday Magazine highlights how the pernicious myth of NASA as wasteful spending perpetuates through our culture.

I Remember Bruce Murray

Mat Kaplan • September 03, 2013 • 1

This week's Planetary Radio is a tribute to the Planetary Society's co-founder, Chairman and President. Mat provides a more personal tribute in this blog post.

Is the study of astrophysics self-indulgent?

Emily Lakdawalla • July 23, 2013 • 15

Is the study of astrophysics self-indulgent? I was caught aback by that assertion, made by a recent graduate in the latest issue of the Brown University alumni magazine.

Ten years since Spirit's launch

Emily Lakdawalla • June 10, 2013 • 1

Ten years ago, Spirit launched on a Delta II rocket toward Mars, and I was there to see it.

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