Welcome back to another Carnival of Space, Urban Astronomer style. The week felt quiet, after the excitement of running a live video stream of our partial view of the annular solar eclipse of the Sun, so it was a big surprise to find so many space science and astronomy writers sending in their work for this week’s edition of the carnival.
So without any further prevaricating around the bush, let’s get started. Kicking off the Carnival of Space, our first contributor is Blasting News:
- NASA OIG report suggests delays of commercial crew vehicles
- The enduring appeal of ‘Star Trek’ is that of a space faring future
- NASA’s Juno probe gets a first look at Jupiter’s north and south poles
- First space test of the ‘impossible’ propellantless Cannae Drive announced
- Are space reporters too much in love with NASA and companies like SpaceX?
- NASA’s Dawn discovers ice volcano on dwarf planet Ceres
- SpaceX Falcon 9 destroyed during static pad test (Video)
- The HD 164595 signal turns out not be aliens or even from space
From Universe Today:
- The Solar System Gets A Second Mercury
- NASA’s EM Drive Passes Peer Review, But Don’t Get Your Hopes Up
- NASA’s InSight Lander Approved for 2018 Mars Launch
From the official blog of the Chandra X-ray Space Telescope:
From Links Through Space:
- Here at Links through Space we introduce a series of 7 articles on the Age of Astronomy. This series focuses on tangible evidence such as relics, artifacts, astronomical alignments and star maps that establishes the age of Astronomy. Follow our Ancient Astronomy Series: THE AGE OF ASTRONOMY. Read the posts and find out the true age of astronomy. 3/7 : Places: El Caracol, Chichen Itza 906AD“
And Finally, from Next Big Future:
- NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) had their 2016 symposium on August 23-25, 2016. Bruce Wiegmann, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, spoke on the electric sail. The Heliopause Electrostatic Rapid Transit System “HERTS”. E-sail phase 2 project
- Robert Skelton Texas A and M University, spoke on the Tensegrity approach making massive In-Space Construction of a 1g Growable Habitat
And with that, we close the Carnival. Hope you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to seeing you next week!