Two weeks ago, Ian O'Neill of AstroEngine fame hosted the 96th Carnival of Space. There were many interesting articles posted which ranged from lucky space billionaires to Martian girl rovers to even mentions of a Venus manned mission.
Articles readers here might want to check out include:
- Dr. Bruce Cordell of 21st Century Waves keeps the faith by forecasting a second renaissance of the space industry within six years!
- Paul Scott Anderson from The Meridiani Journal informs everyone about Martian mud volcanoes which may still be active on the red planet.
- Emily Lakdawalla via The Planetary Society discusses the salt that may keep Martian water unfrozen in a brine like state.
Be sure to check out the rest of the entries over at AstroEngine, as space here fails to mention the other interesting articles (like interstellar probes).
Last week's Carnival of Space was hosted by Steve Nerlich upon Cheap Astronomy, which highlighted many articles ranging from bouncing Martian boulders to who really fathered American space stations to even how to detect exo-planet worlds via their magnetospheres.
Interesting articles readers here may want to check out include:
- Paul Gilster of Centauri Dreams fame goes in depth about solar sails, and how desorption can accelerate the craft (making the outer planets more accessible).
- David Portree on Beyond Apollo highlights NASA's past plans for landing several men on Mars.
- Paul Scott Anderson from The Meridiani Journal enlightens us that Saturn's favorite moon Titan may have underground oceans.
More entries can be viewed upon Cheap Astronomy, and for those of you looking to join the next Carnival of Space, feel free to contact Fraser over at Universe Today.
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