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Senior Editor & Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society. Planetary scientist, writer, public speaker. Writing a book on Curiosity mission. Asteroid 274860.

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Emily Lakdawalla
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here are two of the people who make the planetary report happen loren the designer who also does all the print
Here are two of the people who make The Planetary Report happen — Loren @hearkencreative , the designer (who also does all the print checks) and Gwen, who manages our account at Dot, with the first signature of the June issue
Emily Lakdawalla
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i just signed off on the second signature of three for the next issue of the planetary report it was jersey da
I just signed off on the second signature (of three) for the next issue of The Planetary Report! (It was jersey day at the Dot printing company so I wore my JPL Rovers jersey)
Emily Lakdawalla
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signatures coming off the press
Signatures coming off the press
Emily Lakdawalla
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heres the folding machine i love the sound
Here’s the folding machine, I love the sound
Emily Lakdawalla
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watching the june solstice issue of the planetary report being printed its a real live old printing press i lo
Watching the June solstice issue of The Planetary Report being printed! It’s a real live old printing press, I love it
Emily Lakdawalla
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yikes
Yikes!
Emily Lakdawalla
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yeah the answer to the question how can i make the most of this limited space of specified width and height al
@girlyratfish Yeah, the answer to the question "how can I make the most of this limited space of specified width and height " always seems to lead to Ikea, and their quality is just a solid step above most other comparable manufacturers.
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because it was a faq yesterday a loft bed is a raised platform for a bed allowing one to use the space underne
(Because it was a FAQ yesterday: a loft bed is a raised platform for a bed, allowing one to use the space underneath for living space, desk, etc. As opposed to a bunk bed, which has a bed over a bed.)
Emily Lakdawalla
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i ve been redecorating my kids bedroom this month i splurged on the loft beds for safety reasons but have been
I've been redecorating my kids' bedroom this month. I splurged on the loft beds for safety reasons but have been buying cheap flat-pack furniture for everything else. This may not be news to anybody, but Ikea beats everyone, hands down, for the intersection of ⬆️quality & ⬇️price
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i ve been thinking a lot about how a universal basic income would enable people to do a lot more art
I've been thinking a lot about how a universal basic income would enable people to do a lot more art.

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Emily Lakdawalla
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y all i can t explain specifically why but it is extremely urgent that if you care about our loyal mars rover
Y'all I can't explain specifically why, but it is EXTREMELY URGENT that if you care about our loyal Mars rover, you tweet TONIGHT the hashtags #WakeUpOppy #SaveOppy
Emily Lakdawalla
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please internet stop looking at things that make you angry and look at this tiny shadow of a tiny spacecraft t
Please Internet stop looking at things that make you angry and look at this tiny shadow of a tiny spacecraft that is descending toward a tiny asteroid to drop a pair of teeeny weeeeeeny tiny robots to land on the surface of another world RIGHT NOW
Emily Lakdawalla
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the not planets all those round worlds we ve visited to scale
The not-planets: all those round worlds we've visited, to scale.
Emily Lakdawalla
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here it is folks chang e 4 s first complete panorama of the landing site
Here it is, folks: Chang'e-4's first complete panorama of the landing site!
Emily Lakdawalla
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fun with a new image data set mars orbiter mission s mars colour camera
Fun with a new image data set: Mars Orbiter Mission's Mars Colour Camera
Emily Lakdawalla
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new pluto photos are up at
New Pluto photos are up at
Emily Lakdawalla
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guys this photo was taken barely more than two hours ago on mars
GUYS. This photo was taken barely more than TWO HOURS AGO ON MARS.
Emily Lakdawalla
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liquid water on mars really for real this time probably
Liquid Water on Mars! Really for Real This Time (Probably)
Emily Lakdawalla
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i really like this starmangif sequence i just screengrabbed the moon makes a little appearance at lower left a
I really like this starman.gif sequence I just screengrabbed -- the Moon makes a little appearance at lower left and right
Emily Lakdawalla
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mu69 appears as a bi lobed baby comet in latest new horizons images what s a contact binary and how do they fo
MU69 appears as a bi-lobed baby comet in latest New Horizons images! What's a contact binary and how do they form? I gotchu:
Total(1) => 0.30259585380554 f_f_QM(2) => 0.092177867889404 indS(2) => 0.057015895843506 indM(2) => 0.033455848693848 indM_1(2) => 0.0029420852661133 indM_2(2) => 0.00084996223449707 indM_4(2) => 0.0028398036956787 indM_5(2) => 0.0032200813293457 indM_6(2) => 0.0014340877532959 indM_7(2) => 0.003695011138916 indM_8(2) => 0.0010507106781006 indM_9(2) => 0.0088710784912109 indM_10(2) => 0.0082507133483887 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.20880889892578 f_f_dT(20) => 0.20853972434998