Note: Since I missed the Carnival of space from two weeks ago (hosted by Jon Voisey over at the Angry Astronomer), here is a brief recap below.
Articles from the 63rd Carnival of space ranged from the hazards of retrieving Martian soil, to colonizing other star systems, to some potential sad news regarding Centauri A (which is a little over four light years away from Earth).
Here are a few stories readers may be interesed in.
- Louise RioFrio from A Babe in the Universe discusses the latest hints of water existing on the Moon, an item that may make living lunar side a reality.
- Jennifer Ouellette of Twisted Physics highlights some very tough organisms who are able to withstand high degrees of radiation. Hopefully scientists can exploit their genes, as it may help humanity live upon radiation safe worlds.
- Dr. Bruce Cordell via 21st Century Waves makes some predictions regarding "the timing" of us colonizing the Moon, as well as some unfortunate news for Martian enthusiasts.
- David Portree from Altair VI talks about using lunar regolith as a propellant, an item that may help cut down the cost of interplanetary space travel.
Those were just a few of the many interesting articles from the Carnival of space two weeks ago, so be sure to read them all (if you have the time).
Last weeks Carnival of Space was hosted by Bruce of Music of the Spheres! Articles mentioned there ranged from how to weigh a black hole to stunning images of the Moon (courtesy of Japan's lunar satellite) as well as to why our Sun is classified as a "dwarf" star.
A few articles of interest include:
- Ray Villard (of Cosmic Ray) goes in depth about the dwarf planet Ceres, and why we may eventually land upon the tiny world.
- Nancy Atkinson (who writes for Universe Today) wonders if humanity should build floating space cities above Venus's atmosphere, which could serve as a mid-point between Mercury and Earth.
- Brian Wang from Next Big Future informs everyone that the researchers have been able to create a carbon nanotube 30 centimeters long! (which is good news for the space elevator community).
Thanks for reading, and be sure to check out the rest of the Carnival of Space over at Music of the Spheres!
For those of you desiring to submit your article to the next Carnival, please visit Universe Today for more details on how to enter.
(Image Credit: NASA)
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