It’s an unusual day here at Carnival of Space HQ. Many of our usual hosts have unavailable this week, leaving us with a gap in our schedule. So, we’re hosting a double feature today – the 635th AND 636th carnival in one place at the same time. Double the fun! But this means that we have an opening. If you’d like to bring extra space fans to your website or blog, why not talk to us about becoming a regular host? You get a heap of content to share, in whatever format you choose, to give your readers all the space science and astronomy news of the past week. You’ll also get a bunch of new readers, referred from websites like Universe Today. And we, at the Carnival, get to restore our uninterrupted service. Win win!
Of course if you’re not interested in the hosting, if you are only hear to read the news and updates, then no worries, we’re done talking. Just keep reading from here:
USRA Houston Repository
- Slope Map of the Moon’s South Pole (85°S to Pole) The map shows slopes derived from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) 10-m elevation product. The slope is represented with four traditional colors 0° to 5° (bright green), 5° to 10° (dark green), 10° to 15° (yellow), and >15° (red). The map covers the region from latitude 85°S to the pole on the rim of Shackleton crater. Slope data are overlain on a derived hillshade with solar azimuth 45°W and solar elevation 45°.
- Skylon’s SABRE Engine Passes a Big Test
- New Horizons Team Pieces Together the Best Images They Have of Pluto’s Far Side
- Astronomers See Strontium in the Kilonova Wreckage, Proof that Neutron Star Collisions Manufacture Heavy Elements in the Universe
- A Private Company in China Plans to Launch Reusable Rockets by 2021
- James Webb Tests its Sun-Shield. So Far, So Good.
- Did an Ancient Supernova Force Humans to Walk Upright?
Next Big Future
- Animation of 42,000 Starlink Satellites
- Elon Musk Tweets Over Starlink and SpaceX Targets Mid-2020 for Starlink Broadband Service
- SpaceX Wants Unmanned Starship on the Moon in 2022 and Manned in 2024. SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell described the SpaceX moon timeline at the IAC (International Astronautical Congress) 2019. First Starship earth orbital flight within 1 year Land on moon before 2022. They want to stage cargo with an unmanned mission. Trip around the moon (crewed) in the 2023 timeframe. This with the Japanese billionaire. Moon landing by 2024
Next week’s Carnival of Space will be hosted at Universe Today. If you’ve written articles you’d like to see featured, mail Susie Murph and let her know. Meanwhile, the next episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast drops tomorrow, so don’t forge to come back then to give it a listen. Or just subscribe using the subscribe links on the right!