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Day of the Amoeba: Mass Hysteria in Charlotte, NC, 1965

4 August, 1965. Panic sweeps the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, when local radio station WIST broadcasts a news flash: “An amoeba…

Review: ‘Response to Ben McGee’ by Linda Billings

Linda Billings states bluntly that Ben McGee’s “call for proactive xenoarchaeological guidelines” is not “a productive contribution to the scientific…

Review: ‘A call for proactive xenoarchaeological guidelines’, by Ben W. McGee

A call for proactive xenoarchaeological guidelines – Scientific, policy and socio-political considerations Space Policy, Volume 26, Issue 4, November 2010,…

10 Space Archaeology Stories You Must Read

Following on from my popular post, 10 Space Archaeology Novels You Must Read, here’s a list of ten great space…

Minus Ten and Counting: Songs of the Space Age

I was putting together a blog post about space songs when I discovered this amazing collection of filk from 1983. Minus…

Martian Christmas

Someone on Twitter said “Merry Martian Christmas”, and I immediately thought, “Wait a moment – Mars has a longer year…

Space Junk on Screen

Space junk has been in the news this week, and one of my tweeps asked if a space garbage truck…

Interview with John Armitage

In a previous post I reviewed a paper on astropalaeontology which I had serendipitously discovered. I tracked down the author…

What is Astropalaeontology?

Most commonly the term has been used by authors such as John Armitage (‘The prospect of astro-palaeontology’) to describe the…

Heritage Listing Worlds

I mentioned in my last post some thoughts about the cultural heritage value of the planet Venus. To recap, I…

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