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Po Bronson

Po Bronson’s writing honors include the American Association for the Advancement of Science Journalism Award. 

hundreds of inexpensively made antennae tuned into the cosmos look for radio waves from potentially habitable planets at caltech’s owens valley radio observatory near big pine, california

The Planet Hunting Machine

Caltech professor Gregg Hallinan and his team are scanning the universe for possible Earths with cheap antennae built from parts found online, cake pans, and, yes, chicken wire. They’re taking the lonely search for habitable planets and automating it.

Oct 14, 2019
planet has built the world’s largest constellation of satellites the company has deployed more than 300 dove satellites about 140 are active

A Dove’s Eye View

Planet has about 140 shoebox-size satellites that take 1.2 million pictures a day. They’ve spotted North Korea’s nuclear tests, the massacre of Muslim Rohingya, and California forest fires — images that are changing how we look at the earth and technology itself.

Mar 28, 2019
Hearst Editorial

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