Carnival of space 187

The Carnival of space 187 is up at cheapastro

Urban Astronomer notes that in 11 days time (March 18m 2011), Mercury will gain a new satellite in the form of the MESSENGER spacecraft. MESSENGER’s mission is to study and map Mercury, giving detailed information on its magnetic field and the mineral composition of its surface.

Ian Oneill of notes an interesting double crater on Mars

Nextbigfuture provided three articles:

The interview with the CEO of Virgin Galactic

The google lunar xprize announcement of 29 entrants

Upcoming workshops and conferences discussing how we can use superconductors for lunar applications

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