Carnival of Space 369

The Carnival of Space 369 is up at Urban Astronomer.

[Universe Today] – Most scientists can see, hear, smell, touch or even taste their research. But astronomers can only study light — photons traveling billions of light-years across the cosmos before getting scooped up by an array of radio dishes or a single parabolic mirror orbiting the Earth.

Nextbigfuture – James Benford looks more closely at particle beam driven magsails. He has found a problem for interstellar missions but promise for interplanetary missions and an interplanetary infrastructure. He provides systems scaled for fast interplanetary travel

Nextbigfuture – An update on the Google Lunar Xprize. Astrobotic and Moon Express are the leading teams. There will be milestone prizes late in 2014 and there should be moon missions in 2015.

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