Last weeks Carnival of Space (which enters its 66th round) was hosted by Nancy Houser over at A Mars Odyssey, a blog dedicated towards promoting a manned mission to Mars (and back). I would recommend subscribing to Nancy's feed over here.
Many of the posts highlighted dealt with Phoenix's discovery of perchlorate in the Martian soil, with articles about NASA "keeping the faith" about life being discovered, although reality may not offer much hope that life (note: as we know it) would coexist with perchlorate nearby.
Interesting articles readers might want to tune into include:
- Ian O'Neill of AstroEngine encounter with the legendary Buzz Aldrin.
- Brian Wang from Next Big Future highlights a new anti-radiation drug being tested, which could enable humanity to survive long term upon radiation worlds (not to mention traveling between the planets).
- Phil Plait on Bad Astronomy informs everyone that both candidates may be bad for space--so take your picks with "a few moles of salt."
Those are only a few of the many posts mentioned at the Carnival of Space, so be sure to read the rest of the articles over at A Mars Odyssey.
Note: If you would like to participate in the upcoming Carnival of Space, feel free to visit Universe Today for more details on how to enter.
(Image: NASA Phoenix lander "scoop print." Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University)
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