Required skimming: astronomy and space

To infinity and blog on

This month, CJR presents “Required Skimming,” a daily miniguide to our staffers’ beats and obsessions. If we overlooked any of your must-read destinations, please tell us in the comments.

Bad Astronomy: Phil Plait’s space and cosmology blog, now at Slate. Plait worked on the Hubble Space Telescope for a decade, and in astronomy education for some years after that, before launching what’s possibly the best astronomy blog in the known universe.

Cosmic Log: Insight and commentary on everything from quantum physics to giant pandas from science editor Alan Boyle.

@neiltyson: The personal Twitter handle of astrophysicist, and host of the new Cosmos series, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Fun factoids, amusing commentary, and even profound cosmic nuggets from the most famous and affable scientist in America. The most comprehensive website devoted the latest news on the universe and deep space.

Astronomy Blog: Not the most frequently updated blog, but Stuart—the UK-based blogger—rarely fails to fascinate when pondering questions such as, What is in an exoplanet name?

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