The Martian Chronicles blog is hosting Carnival of Space 47, a collection of links to articles on a variety of space topics. The stories include:
- An article by Darnell Clayton at Colony Worlds speculating about whether Bigelow Aerospace could alter the design of its planned space station to accommodate artificial gravity;
- Animation of NASA’s Spirit rover scurrying around on the surface of Mars;
- A summary of the science that would have been lost had NASA gone ahead with budget cuts in the Spirit and Opportunity programs;
- Paul Gilster’s musings about possible life in an ocean below Titan’s frozen surface.
Bad Astronomy is hosting the Carnival of Space, a regular collection of space-related articles. The 44th edition features just about everything you might want to know about the future of human exploration of Mars. Articles include:
Stuart Atkinson writes about the Red Planet’s changing landscape
Ian Oâ€™Neill discusses an early-warning system for solar flares to protect Martian colonists
Colony Worlds has a piece on radiation hazards on other planets
Ethan Siegel tells you why Mars colonists may go thirsty
Nancy Atkinson discusses one-way, one-person trip to the Red Planet
Next Big Future has a piece on how future explorers might travel to Mars using carbon nanotubes solar sails
Mars Odyssey reviews how ISS experience could help us build a Martian spaceship
And who will be first to Mars? Might it be an Indian or South Korean? Or a woman?
Check out these stories and more from the Carnival of Space at the Bad Astronomy site.