Carnival of Space #326 Hosted by Photos To Space
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Welcome to this week’s edition of the Carnival of Space. Space is a really big and really busy place. Each week we find more to explore and more ways to explore what we find. Just when we think we might have it all figured out, something new appears on the horizon. There is a lot of space explore in episode 326 so let’s get started.
First up, from the The Chandra X-Ray Observatory Website there are two articles about the raw data behind their press releases and their archives. Some pretty amazing stuff.
Unplanned (But Controlled) Experiments: The Role of Serendipity by Dr. Paul Spudis discusses the LADEE Mission.
Space seems to be getting a little more crowded. The Meridian Journal covers the latest find of a rocky planet orbiting a distant star.
While on the subject of planets, our own Steve Shurtleff of Photos To Space explores what scientists may (or may not) have found orbiting Alpha Centauri B.
The power of two and the unpredictability of luck are recurring themes this week. We continue to explore that lucky idea in a second post from Photos To Space:
Finally, we conclude with two articles from The Next Big Future looking at two space companies with big plans for the future. The first looks at a new type of launcher:
The system is unique for several reasons. First, the first stage is all electric and can be used up to three times a day. The electric motors restore rotational kinetic energy to the ribbons in approximately 8 hours. Second, the launch vehicle launches from a point along the ribbon as opposed to being released from the end of the ribbon. For a 30 ton launch vehicle, launching from the end of the ribbon produces a compressive shock wave that will destroy the ribbon and damage the tower.
And their second article examines the possible launch dates of Arkyd:
That about wraps it up for this week’s edition of the Carnival of Space. There is a lot to explore and learn from each of the articles presented here. Remember that you are a part of this amazing and exciting universe. Spread the work about the Carnival and let your friends get in on the fun and excitement too! And most important of all…
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