Carnival of Space #489
2016 has almost come to an end, making it time for the Christmas edition of the Carnival of Space! A lot has happened in space science and astronomy this year, so it’s fitting that this should be an extra well packed bumper edition with plenty of articles for you to enjoy as you unwind from the madness of yesterdays festivities!
So here they are, grouped by contributor:
- Commercial space advocates added to Trump NASA landing team
- Chinese claim that they are testing the em drive in space
- Astrobotic withdraws from the Google Lunar XPrize
- The astronauts prepare to celebrate Christmas aboard the International Space Station
- Retire astronomer suggests that the Star of Bethlehem was Jupiter
- Japan is getting into the lunar mining business
- Why Texas rather than California will have the first state space program
- A modest proposal for Mr. Donald Trump
- Spiders Growing on the Surface of Mars Right Before Our Eyes!
- Book Excerpt: “Incredible Stories From Space,” Roving Mars With Curiosity, part 1
- Spectrum of Antimatter Observed for First Time
- More evidence from Curiosity rover for ancient habitability and widespread organics on Mars
- Cassini sends back spectacular new images from first Ring-Grazing Orbit at Saturn
And with that, we’re done! For the final Carnival of Space of 2016, check out Everyday Spacer in a week’s time. Until then, we hope you are enjoying a well-earned break between Christmas and New Years!