January 12, 2014

Carnival of Space 336

The Carnival of Space 336 is up at Photos to Space

Universe Today - If you’re looking for something truly unique, then check out the cosmic menage aux trois ferreted out by a team of international astronomers using the Green Bank Telescope (GBT). This unusual group located in the constellation of Taurus includes a pulsar which is orbited by a pair of white dwarf stars. It’s the first time researchers have identified a triple star system containing a pulsar and the team has already employed the clock-like precision of the pulsar’s beat to observe the effects of gravitational interactions.

Universe Today - NASA announced today that the Obama administration has approved NASA’s request for an extension of operations for the International Space Station for an additional four years to 2024. This means work on board the orbiting laboratory will continue at least for another decade.




Nextbigfuture articles on space for the 336th Carnival of Space follow

There has not been enough comedic material coming from the Crack Smoking mayor of Toronto Rob Ford in the last few days. So former Canadian politician Paul Hellyer is picking up the slack. It is also still being broadcast from Toronto. Former Canadian Defence minister Paul Hellyer went on television and declared that not only do aliens exist but that they walk amongst us and are responsible for some of our modern technology. Among these tech gifts are the microchip, LED light and Kevlar vest.

Hellyer, who served as Canada's Minister of National Defence in the 1960s, went on Russia Today’s program SophieCo to speak more about extraterrestrials.

Hellyer’s claim that we don’t have more alien technology because we treat each other poorly. Hellyer claims that there are about 80 alien species with representatives on Earth.

Orbital Sciences successfully launched a resupply mission to the space station on Jan 9.

Golden spike is working on robotic lunar rovers

Spacex had its second successful commercial launch in 35 days

Golden spike has details mission plans and cost estimates for returning to the moon using existing technology for about $6.4 billinon to replicate the Apollo 11 mission and $1.5 billion for the equivalent of each of the Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16, 17 missions.



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