ComPost: space

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Iran's space monkey business

I am in favor of monkeyed spaceflight.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:36 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  space monkey

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/28/2012

Space X, ‘Star Wars’ and the end of our imaginative space domination

I miss being the aggressors in space!

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  space

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Space Shuttle touches down — this is the wrong future

It’s nice looking up together.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  space

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/11/2011

I blame the SuperMoon

Everything bad is the fault of this evil moon.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  moons, space, scary

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 02/03/2011

Kepler 10-b? I thought I was an only planet!

A rendering of rocky planet Kepler 10-b. (Agence France-Presse via NASA) I don't know if the Kepler Project is out to make us feel like a small, insignificant speck, but it's doing a good job. I used to look up...

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:45 PM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Big Deals, Big Deals, Big Deals | Tags:  NASA, science, space

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 10/14/2010

UFO over New York City?

There's a UFO over New York City? Honestly, it looks like a balloon to me. But I'm a jaundiced skeptic. I used to be the regular kind of skeptic, but then I didn't get enough iron in my diet...

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:31 AM ET, 10/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Petri | Tags:  NYC, space

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 09/30/2010

Hi "new planet" Gliese 581G! Welcome to the neighborhood!

Astronomers have discovered a habitable planet only 20 lightyears away, orbiting a red dwarf! That's only slightly longer than the Kessel Run. It's named Gliese 581G -- pronounced Glee-zuh, as in Glee, the popular TV show about high school...

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:23 AM ET, 09/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Petri | Tags:  space