It’s been an incredible week here at Urban Astronomer headquarters. Not only did we push out our first podcast with an international guest, and coordinate an exhibit at the ICON Comics and Games Convention near Johannesburg, South Africa, but we’re hosting this week’s Carnival of Space!
The podcast featured an interview with Jen Millard, a PhD astronomy student from the UK and fellow podcaster. If you don’t know her professionally, you’ve probably heard her on the Awesome Astronomy podcast. Any conversation that I enjoy as much as I did chatting with her has GOT to make for one of the best interviews of my short career so far!
As for ICON, we booked a stand to promote the annual ScopeX Telescope and Astronomy expo. The con ran over three days, from Friday to Sunday, and was tremendous fun. My helpers and I chatted to all manner of nerds, geeks, gamers and cosplayers about space, astronomy, and their urgent need to attend ScopeX!
But enough about all that. You’re here for the Carnival, so here (in chronological order) are this weeks articles on space science and astronomy, curated for your reading pleasure:
- Time Machine Tales
- What is the Drake Equation?
- Flying Into the Sun? NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Mission
- We’d Like One of These For Here on Earth. NASA’s New Mobile Mars Laboratory Concept Rover
- The WOW Signal was Probably just a Comet and not a Message from an Intelligent Civilization
- New findings from Curiosity hint ancient Mars lake ‘favourable for different microbial life’
- Aliens or Comets? Has the ‘Wow!’ Signal Mystery Finally Been Solved?
Next Big Future
- Actor who played Vir Cotto on Babylon 5 has died
- Air Force shows ULA launch prices are over four times more than Spacex
- Quantum secure internet is possible
- Made in space also working on robotic manufacturing of large structures in space
- Father of deep learning AI on General purpose AI and AI to conquer space in the 2050s