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Phil Plait
 

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Astronomer, Author, Blogger
Bad Astronomy LLC
Phil Plait is an astronomer who spent ten years working with Hubble Space Telescope data, then suddenly realized he liked talking about astronomy even more. he has written two popular astronomy books (Bad Astronomy, and Death from the Skies!) and writes the award-winning Bad Astronomy blog for Discover Magazine, one of the most popular science blogs in the world. He writes a lot about astronomical conspiracy theories, including doomsday prophecies, which never seem to actually involve an actual doomsday. The 2012 end-of-the-world silliness is yet another in a long line of failed predictions, but its popularity and astronomical connection has Dr. Plait casting a jaundiced eye on it.

 

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