Hey everybody, you’ve just found the 631st Carnival of Space! The carnival is a roving web-space which settles in a new host blog every week. It features the best space science and astronomy article from around the web. Each new host collects those articles and presents them for your entertainment.
- Elliptical Galaxy Messier 110 Has a Surprising Core of Hot Blue Stars
- Venus Could Have Supported Life for Billions of Years
- Rosetta Saw Collapsing Cliffs and Other Changes on 67P During its Mission
- Hayabusa 2 has one Last Lander it’s Going to Throw at Ryugu
- Enceladus Causes Snowfall On Other Moons of Saturn
Next Big Future
- SpaceX Starship Will Be Fully Operational Tomorrow
- Roadmap to space warping experiments in the lab
- SpaceX installed battery packs equal to the batteries used in four Tesla Model X cars to power the movement of wings on the SpaceX Starship. Moving the wings will enable the Starship to generate lift during re-entry to lower the peak temperature. This along with lightweight reusable tile heatshields will prevent damage during re-entry.Elon Musk will present the new SpaceX orbital Starship design on September 28.
- The summary of Elon Musk’s super heavy starship presentation is here
- The main constraint on the Super-Heavy booster is ramping up the production of the Raptor engines. They will need 100 Raptor engines to get to the orbital test. They build one Raptor engine currently every eight days. On 2 months they want to get to one Raptor engine every two days. By Q12020, they want to get to one engine every day. This means the orbital flight would not be until about March, 2020.
- SpaceX has new renderings of a Mars City using the new Starship design.
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