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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.

Look Up Tonight! The Geminid Meteor Shower Is Here
Lewis and Clark Weren't the Only Explorers to Map the American Frontier
Will NASA Be Able to Stop a Real-Life 'Armageddon'?
The Time an Engineer Accidentally Started the Space Race and Changed the Course of History
Look Up Tonight! Here's How to Find the Beehive in Space
Look Up! The 'Doomsday' Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight
Scientists Seek Your Help to Photograph Another Sun's 'Pale Blue Dot'
Look Up Tonight! The Super Beaver Moon Is Here
Look Up Tonight! The Constellation Taurus Brings Fireballs to the Skies
Juno Spacecraft Faced Challenges During Recent Jupiter Approach
We're Closing in on Discovering Planet 9 From Outer Space
Look Up! The Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks Overnight
Tomorrow ESA Will Land a Spacecraft on Mars
Look Up Tonight! It's the Super Hunter's Moon
Look Up Tonight! The Draconids Meteor Shower Peaks After Sunset
Today NOAA Adds Solar Storms to the Weather Forecast
Tune In Live Tomorrow Morning as Rosetta Lands—or Crashes—on a Comet
Plumes on Europa May Enable the Hunt for Alien Life
NASA Will Grab Asteroid Dirt to Bring Back to Earth. Here's How
Look Up Tonight! It's the Final Eclipse of 2016
Astronomers Debut the Most Accurate 3D Map of the Milky Way Ever Made
5 Goals of the Groundbreaking OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission Launching Today
How One Earthquake Changed the Course of Human History
10 Things You Didn't Know About the President's Secret Army
5 Revelations About Ceres That Are Blowing Scientists' Minds
Look Up Tonight! Venus and Jupiter Will Appear Extremely Close to Each Other
Welcome, Neighbor! Astronomers Find Earth-Like Planet Just One Star Away
Did You Know There Was a Wright Sister?
Other Galaxies Are Giving You a Tan
Look Up! The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Back, and It'll Be Amazing This Year
Jupiter's Great Red Spot Makes the Planet Hot
Philae the Comet Lander Sleeps Forever
Look Up! The Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight
Construction of Life-Detecting Mars 2020 Rover to Begin
7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars
4 Planets in Our Solar System You've Probably Never Heard Of
Juno Is the First Solar-Powered Spacecraft in the Outer Solar System
The Juno Mission: NASA Celebrates Independence Day by Invading Jupiter
It's Asteroid Day
Scientists Discover Opal in a Meteorite
How Scientists Are Preparing for the First-Ever 'All-American' Eclipse
Look Up Tonight! You Can Spot Saturn's Rings With a Telescope
Look Up (Really Late) Tonight! Mars Is as Bright as It's Been in Years
Look Up! 'Once in a Blue Moon' Happens for Real on May 21
The Little-Known Spy Agency That Inspired the Creation of James Bond
5 Backyard and Balcony Habitats You Can Build to Attract Wildlife
Is This Game Set on Mars the Next 'Oregon Trail'?
Look Up! On Monday You Can Watch Mercury Cross the Sun
What Is Light Pollution? (And How Can We Clean It Up?)
Look Up! A Pre-Dawn Meteor Shower Arrives for Cinco de Mayo
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