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written by Phil Plait
This web site, by astronomer Philip Plait, is devoted to airing out myths and common misconceptions in astronomy and related topics. There's a general section on misconceptions, and then examples from movies, the news, and TV. You'll find a bulletin board with a huge number of posts on a variety of topics. Don't miss "Fox TV and the Apollo Moon Hoax."
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Physics To Go This resource was a Physics To Go feature from June 1, 2006 until June 16, 2006. View the feature here!

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Keywords: bad science, hoax, movie reviews
Record Creator: Metadata instance created October 20, 2005 by Ed Lee
Record Updated: Aug 01, 2012 by Ed Lee
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