Category Archives: General

Carnival of Space #630 – hosts the latest Carnival of Space.

Dunes in Mars north polar area
Dunes in the north polar region of Mars as seen by the CaSSIS camera on the ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars orbiter. “The dark areas are sand deposited on the surface when the buried CO2 ice sublimated.” Image Credit: ESA/Roscosmos/CaSSIS, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO. Via Carnival of Space and Universe Today.


LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V 21309
Outer Space Model Rocket for Kids and Adults, Science Building Kit
(1900 pieces)

Carnival of Space #627-629 at Urban Astronomer & Universe Today

The Urban Astronomer hosts Carnival of Space #627.

Topographic map of the Moon’s south pole in the Lunar South Pole Atlas published by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI). Via Carnival of Space #627.

And Universe Today hosts a combined Carnival of Space #628-629.

Layers Near Nilosyrtis Mensae

Located to the west of Nili Fossae at 24.5°N, 72.5°E, this image shows both layering and dunes within the old highlands of Mars. The site is not too far away from the landing site for the Mars 2020 rover, at Jezero Crater, and so may show some of the same characteristics that the rover could encounter. Credits: Lunar and Planetary Institute. Via Carnival of Space #628-629


The Race to the Moon Chronicled in Stamps, Postcards, and Postmarks:
A Story of Puffery vs. the Pragmatic (Springer Praxis Books)

Carnival of Space #625 & #626 – Citizen Science & NextBigFuture

The Citizen Science blog hosts the Carnival of Space #625. And hosts the Carnival of Space #626.

The Moon as seen by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. “This image sequence shows how longer exposure, ranging from two to 128 months (10.7 years), improved the view.” Credit: NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration via Universe Today and the Carnival of Space.


Brief Answers to the Big Questions – Stephen Hawking