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David W Brown

Writes about: History , Lists

David Brown is coauthor of The Command (John Wiley & Sons, 2012) and Deep State (Wiley, 2013). He is a correspondent for The Atlantic and regular contributor to The Week and mental_floss. He can be found online at http://dwb.io.

Inside the Mission to Intentionally Destroy the Cassini Spacecraft
Look Up! 3 Celestial Events to Watch This October
Science
The Autumn Equinox Happens on September 22
9 Essential Facts About Saturn
7 Tips From a Nikon Pro for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse
Look Up! The Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend
6 Little-Known Facts About Ceres
List
11 Things You Might Not Know About the Coast Guard
6 Riveting Facts About Mars
Look Up! The Southern Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower Is Here
8 Things You Need to Know About Earth
7 Eye-Opening Facts About Venus
Here's the Closest View of Jupiter's Great Red Spot That Humans Have Ever Seen
7 Hot Facts About Mercury
The Mental Floss Field Guide to Viewing the Solar Eclipse
7 Astounding Facts About Jupiter
Look Up Tonight! Saturn Is Big and Bright, With Rings Tilted Our Way
Much of What We Thought About Jupiter Is Wrong
Look Up! The Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Is Here
Space
Look Up Tonight! The Lyrids Meteor Shower Is Set to Stun
Science
The Fireball That Killed the Dinosaurs Could Help Us Find Life on Other Planets
Space
New 'Super-Earth' Exoplanet May Have Water—and Life
History
10 Things You Might Not Know About the Korean War
Space
How Will the Europa Lander Search for Life?
Space
Look Up! Jupiter Is Close, Bright, and Showing Its Stripes
Space
Look Up! Tonight Is Your Big Chance to See Little Mercury
Space
Watch Live as SpaceX Launches Its First Reused Rocket
Technology
10 Everyday Innovations That Came From NASA Research
Space
Comet 67P Transformed as It Approached the Sun
Science
Siberian Hamster Testicles are Growing, Which Means the Vernal Equinox is Here
Space
5 Teams Aim for the Moon This Year—and the $20 Million Google Lunar XPrize
Space
Look Up! A 'Ring of Fire' Eclipse Blazes the Southern Hemisphere
News
The Strange Life and Mysterious Death of Kim Jong-nam, Kim Jong-un's Brother
Space
10 Weird Planetary Phenomena Discovered by Amateur Astronomers
Space
Look Up! It's the Snow Moon Lunar Eclipse Comet Spectacular
List
6 Immigrant Success Stories from Newly Banned Nations
Space
Hubble Captures Incredible View of Galaxy-Sized Maser
Space
Look Up! Venus Will Be Bright and a Little Strange Tonight
Space
NASA Wants to Make a Mobile Water Factory on the Moon
Science
A Group of Suitcase-Sized Satellites Will Transform Hurricane Tracking
Space
Look Up! The Ursid Meteor Shower Is an Early Holiday Present
Space
Look Up Again! The Final Supermoon of 2016 Rises Tonight
Science
Look Up Tonight! The Geminid Meteor Shower Is Here
History
Lewis and Clark Weren't the Only Explorers to Map the American Frontier
Space
Will NASA Be Able to Stop a Real-Life 'Armageddon'?
Space
The Time an Engineer Accidentally Started the Space Race and Changed the Course of History
Space
Look Up Tonight! Here's How to Find the Beehive in Space
Space
Look Up! The 'Doomsday' Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight
Space
Scientists Seek Your Help to Photograph Another Sun's 'Pale Blue Dot'
Space
Look Up Tonight! The Super Beaver Moon Is Here
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