It looks like the Carnival of Space is up, although I (unfortunately) forgot to mention last week's Carnival of Space, so I'll do a quick recap here of some of the interesting highlights before proceeding to this weeks Carnival.
Last week's Carnival of Space was hosted over at Observations from Missy's Window and included everything from extraterrestrials hiding out by Pluto (note: silly humans) to take a ride to the stars "for free" to even witnessing exploding super nova's.
Some of the best posts featured included (but not limited to):
- Paul Gilster of Centauri Dreams writes about sending probes to promising worlds in other star systems, and then uploading a human "mind" into mechanical bodies in order to explore them (note: reminds me of First Wave, minus the alien invasion of course).
- Ian O'Neill from AstroEngine discusses theories on what may have caused those Martian avalanches, and strikes of Marsquakes as a possible culprit.
- Louise RioFrio (aka A Babe in the Universe) highlights the Cassini satellite's encounter with Enceladus regarding its icy geysers (which unfortunately failed later on).
Those were some of the interesting articles posted on last weeks Carnival, and here are a "few" more from this weeks Carnival of Space, which was hosted by Bill Dunford of Riding With Robots.
Posts here ranged from impolite extraterrestrials to reaction over the death of Arthur C. Clarke (RIP). A few interesting articles included:
- "The Fool" (over at New Frontiers) giving a basic analysis of the Space Elevator, a project slowly gaining exposure in the public arena.
- Brian Wang of Next Big Future gives some good news regarding the technology that may make magnetic sails (and maglev launces) possible.
- Nancy Young-Houser from A Mars Odyssey reports on NASA's focus on finding little green men on other worlds (note: if you are having problems viewing the link, click here and scroll down to the third post that mentions "NASA 2009 Mission" in the title).
Thanks for reading, and if you ever get the urge to voice your opinion from your corner of the universe, you might consider not only joining our growing ranks, but declare your message to the world by enlisting in the next Carnival of Space. The fine print can be found over at Universe Today.
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