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Algis Budrys

From Locus:

Monday 9 June 2008

SF author, critic, and editor Algis Budrys, born 1931, died this morning, June 9, 2008, at the age of 77.

Posted in Books & Authors, News June 9th, 2008 by Gandalara
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Follow Phoenix on Twitter

I find this strangely unsettling. The Mars Phoenix lander has its own Twitter feed…in the first person.

Odyssey was quiet today and I didn’t get new commands. Will continue taking pics for that high-res color panorama everyone asks about!

Even better, it appears that Phoenix is kind of a smartass.

Team has named 3 spots where I’m going to collect samples: baby bear, mama bear, and papa bear. One of them should be just right :D

The feed is updated a couple of times a day with news about Phoenix’s activities. It’s a neat and somewhat surreal way to follow the mission’s progress.

Link (via Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories)

Posted in Space June 9th, 2008 by Chip
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