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Dan Mack

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Celebrating Apophis Day

(4) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 10:26 AM

Watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

Apophis is coming. As Phil Plait narrated in his engaging and funny 2011 TEDx talk "How to defend Earth from asteroids," current best guess estimates say Apophis will likely miss the Earth in April of 2029. But it will...

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Astronomers and UFOs: A Response to the Lord Martin Rees

(198) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 7:28 PM

Lord Martin Rees recently offered The Huffington Post his opinion about UFOs:

"No serious astronomer gives any credence to any of these stories ... I think most astronomers would dismiss these. I dismiss them because if aliens had made the great effort to traverse interstellar distances to...
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