Where has the BA book been, Part V

By Phil Plait | December 20, 2007 9:55 am

When last we saw my book Bad Astronomy, it was in Scotland.

This time, it’s Mars! OK, it’s actually Jacumba, California, but tell me they look different:

The human holding it is one Michael Duchek. As a bonus, he’s also holding a copy of James Randi’s great book Flim Flam, which I greatly recommend. I suspect that’s seen a few places around the planet as well.


So, do you own a copy of the book? Take a picture of yourself holding it in some fun location, send it to me, and I’ll post it here!

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Comments (9)

  1. Michael Lonergan

    I know that place! That hill in the background. Seen from above has an uncanny resemblance to a FACE! Here’s a thought: Anyone have Photoshop? Maybe they could manipulate the image of Phil’s book into the image of the Face on Mars….

  2. Michelle

    Maybe I should take a picture of myself with the book next to something interesting around here…

    Not sure what it would be but I’ll find something! Ha.

  3. This time, it’s Mars!

    Right outside the sound stage where they faked the Moon landings, I bet. ;)

  4. The BA says: “This time, it’s Mars!”

    Couldn’t be. The angle of repose on those rubble piles is too shallow.

    Also, the human in the photo doesn’t have his eyes bugging out until they pop (hey, I saw “Total Recall”!).

    – Jack

  5. the sky’s blue. not a nice salmon pink.

  6. Michelle

    Actually, doesn’t Hoagland say that Mars’s sky is actually blue?

  7. Michael Lonergan

    Michelle: Yes RCH does say that Mars has a simply astounding blue sky. RCH says alot about Mars. RCH is from Mars. Ergo, RCH is living proof that there is no intelligent life on Mars.

  8. penny

    Michelle,
    You ROCK!!!

  9. TheProbe

    Phil, how could you make such a mistake thinking that Jacumba, California, is Mars?

    From all the pictures that have been sent back, we know that the Martians figure out where our cameras are going and tidy up the place before they get there. No self-respecting Martian wants a visiting Earthling to think they have a messy planet.

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