Welcome back to the 623rd Carnival of Space! As happens every week, the Carnival roams from website to blog, pitching its tent anew. And ever week, it brings you fresh articles on space science and astronomy. Articles written by some of the best and most exciting science writers the Internet has to offer!
This week is a big one, with fully five different contributors. If you want to cut straight to the chase, then go ahead and skip down towards the bullet pointed entries. But if you’re hanging around, hoping for an Urban Astronomer Podcast update, well: next episode drops on 13 August, where we’ll be taking a detailed, but math-free look at what makes things stay up in space, why there’s actually no such thing as zero gravity, and how orbits actually work. Subscribe here.
- Great News! The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Might be Named for Vera Rubin
- Thanks to Gaia, we Now Know Exactly How Big Europa is
- Fossilized Clams Had Evidence of a Meteorite Impact Inside Them
- Planetary Society Deploys LightSail 2’s Solar Sail. What Does The Future Hold For Solar Sails?
- Big News! SpaceX’s Starhopper Test Vehicle Completes First Free Flight!
Andrew Fraknoi: Exploring the Universe
- Your friendly blogger now has a secret identity as a science fiction writer. Here’s how to read his second published story, on exploding stars and music, free on line.
Chandra X-ray Observatory