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Lee Billings
Lee Billings is a science journalist, whose work has been published in Nature, New Scientist, and Popular Mechanics, among others. His first book is Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars (2013).

Written by Lee Billings

Essay/
Biology
Onward to Europa

The oceans of Jupiter’s ice worlds might be swimming with life – so why do we keep sending robots to Mars?

Lee Billings

Essay/
Astronomy
Catching the stars

Roger Angel is one of the world’s most brilliant and audacious engineers. Could he design the next energy revolution?

Lee Billings

Essay/
Cosmology
Drive-thru astronomy

Planets in potato fields and asteroids in gravel: how a Maine highway illuminates the strange history of the solar system

Lee Billings