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Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

Farewell

I will be leaving S&T at the end of today, but it's been a great 3-year ride.

Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

Intelligent Design and the Kanootin Valve

Belief in "intelligent design" stifles human initiative to understand the natural world.

Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

What Missions Do You Want NASA to Fly?

With public indifference to many NASA programs, what kind of missions would inspire future generations to reach for new heights?

Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

Weird Cosmic Explosions

Astronomers are struggling to explain two recent cosmic cataclysms.

Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

Bringing About Lunar Bases

If we're going to see NASA lunar bases in our lifetime, Congress is going to have to change the way it does business.

Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

Lunar Bases? Yeah, Right

Earlier this week NASA announced plans to set up lunar bases. Don't get too excited.

Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

Respect for the Ancients

A sophisticated Greek astronomical computer raises a lot of interesting "what if" questions.

Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

Requiem for a Space Traveler

Mars Global Surveyor might be gone, but its incredible achievements guarantee it will never be forgotten.

Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

The Universe Is What It Is

NASA's latest announcement supports the prevailing model that the universe's expansion is accelerating due to a mysterious dark energy.

Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

Good Times, Bad Times for Astronomy

To pay for next-generation telescopes, astronomy will have to make some painful but necessary choices.

Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

Saving Hubble: A No-Brainer

The decision to fly another servicing mission to the space telescope was the obvious thing to do.

Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

Technological Civilizations: Few and Very Far Between

The best evidence we have right now suggests that intelligent life is very rare in our galaxy.

Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

Sticking Out My Neck

S&T's senior editor comes up with his own definition of "planet," which avoids some of the pitfalls plaguing the IAU's.

Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

Am I a Trekkie?

A lot of Star Trek episodes are really dumb, but I watch them anyway.

Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

Pluto: The Way Forward

In the great Pluto controversy, it's time to put the rancor behind us and move on to a broader definition of "planet."

Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

The Case for Pluto

If all other types of astronomical objects are classified by their physical properties, the same should hold true for planets.

Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

Was the Pluto Vote Anti-American?

Some American astronomers think the IAU's vote to reclassify Pluto was partially based on anti-American sentiment.

Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

Join the Search For Extrasolar Planets!

S&T senior editor Robert Naeye writes about how thanks to an innovative Web site, you can find an extrasolar planet using your own computer.

Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

The Great Planet Controversy

More comments on the IAU's planet proposal.

Bob's World of Astronomy with Robert Naeye

Pluto: 9 + 1 = 10, not 8

Do we need to learn New Math when counting planets?

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