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Bill Nye the Science Guy Booted Off 'Dancing With the Stars' (Video)

Bill Nye the Science Guy is hanging up his dancing shoes. The television educator was kicked off ABC's popular competitive dance show "Dancing With the Stars" last night (Sept. 30) after receiving the lowest combined scores from the judges and audience.

Nye's popularity with fans helped propel him safely through the first round of elimination, but an injury Nye sustained last week and his somewhat dismal judges scores couldn't save him. Nye's final dance with his partner Tyne Stecklein was a robot-themed jazz number to Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." Although it couldn't save him in the competition, Nye's dance still earned him a standing ovation and chants of "Bill! Bill! Bill!" from the studio audience.

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Miriam Kramer
Miriam Kramer joined Space.com as a staff writer in December 2012. Since then, she has floated in weightlessness on a zero-gravity flight, felt the pull of 4-Gs in a trainer aircraft and watched rockets soar into space from Florida and Virginia. She also serves as Space.com's lead space entertainment reporter, and enjoys all aspects of space news, astronomy and commercial spaceflight.  Miriam has also presented space stories during live interviews with Fox News and other TV and radio outlets. She originally hails from Knoxville, Tennessee where she and her family would take trips to dark spots on the outskirts of town to watch meteor showers every year. She loves to travel and one day hopes to see the northern lights in person. You can follow Miriam on Twitter and Google+.

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