Carnival Of The Space Geeks (A Love Poem)

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 in Space Geeks | 1 comment

Welcome to the Carnival of Space! With Valentine’s Day coming up I decided the best way to express my love of all things celestial (shared by my fellow space bloggers below) was through poetry in motion.

So for those of you who enjoy gazing at the heavens above (as well as figuring out the science behind it all), this poem is for you! 🙂

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Lovers of asteroids, stars and moons,

And exploding stars that make your heart swoon

Welcome celestial lovers, both young and old

And if you’re new here, it’s time to join the fold!

See the image above? Isn’t it gorgeous and beautiful?!

Want to know what it is? ChandraBlog has the details!

Have you wondered why Mars is so small?

There’s a theory for that (Universe Today reveals all!)

Want to live on Mars and dance upon soil that’s red?

Talk to Bigelow Aerospace (that’s what Next Big Future said)

If getting beyond LEO is a difficult option

Then this EELV may be the perfect concoction!

Prefer not to fly but want to send a package off world?

Skylon may be of assistance (although it will cost you a pretty pearl)

Upon returning to Earth, our forefathers opted for splashdowns

Recovering them was complex; Vintage Space gives the low down.

Don’t be fooled by reports about Jerusalem true believers

Those weren’t extraterrestrials, Urban Astronomer dispels the rumors.

Did you hear about India, and the enormous telescope?

Parallel Spirals provides the update (and gives us some hope)

Vesta present is tranquil, but it boasts a violent past

A giant impact crater? Cue Planetary Society with the vidcast!

Jupiter’s ice belt was missing, but now it is found!

Breaking Orbit has the details with an end that’s profound.

Ever wonder about supernova’s and the various types?

Vega 0.0 can enlighten you and reveal why they’re so bright.

Don’t blame black holes for the presence of dark matter

Science Backstage reveals why you should ignore the chatter

Will we find another Earth boasting creatures that are alive?

According to Weird Warp we just might find five!

Our solar system is weird! We just don’t conform!

Lounge of the Lab Lemming shows why we are not the norm.

Even though our galaxy boasting numerous planets

The Meridiani Journal shows one with very tight orbits!

Thanks for reading, but why read when you can partake?

Contact Next Big Future for details, and join our space geek ranks!

~The End~

Update: Or is it?

Age before beauty, but what about science among the young?

Steve’s Astro Corner shows students getting it done!

But a mystery’s brewing upon a frozen wasteland

Can anyone solve it? Weird Science says yes we can!

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Carnival Of The Space Geeks (The Twitterverse Edition)

Posted by on Aug 21, 2010 in Space Geeks | 0 comments

This weeks Carnival of Space was hosted by Daniel Sims upon the Space Tweep Society.

Interesting articles ranged from nanomissles (scary!) to astronomy lovin’ animals to how Nixon starved off our grandparents space program (NASA tried!!).

Interesting articles within our star system included:

Be sure to read the rest of the articles from the Carnival of Space, and if you want to partake in the next round contact Universe Today on details on how to join!

(Image Credit: NASARobonaut via Flickr)

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Carnival Of The Space Geeks (Cumbrian Sky)

Posted by on Aug 6, 2010 in Space Geeks | 0 comments

(Image: Phoenix Lander, Credit: NASA)

This weeks Carnival of Space was hosted by Stuart Atkinson of Cumbrian Sky, which featured articles ranging from first contact with extraterrestrials, habitable alien worlds as well as a Martian rovers first baby steps (a sight that always makes the space geeks heart flutter).

Posts involving our quest to conquer the Sol system included:

  • Brian Wang of Next Big Future informs us of China’s upcoming heavy lift rockets that could help the Asian giant land humans on the Moon.
  • Nancy Atkinson from Universe Today makes a strong case on why we should revisit the Moon (despite the fact that the US has “already been there”).
  • Bruce Cordell of 21st Century Waves keeps the cosmic faith alive by predicting that the upcoming space age is less than 5 years away.

Thanks for reading, and be sure to read the rest of the articles from the Carnival of Space!

For those interested in participating in the upcoming carnival, feel free to visit Universe Today for details on how to enter!

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Carnival Of The Space Geeks (Planetary Society)

Posted by on Jul 19, 2010 in Space Geeks | 0 comments

Last weeks Carnival of Space was hosted by Emily Lakdawalla upon The Planetary Society, which featured articles ranging from deadly space weather to the first solar flight (from Japan at least) to questions on when humanity will revisit the Moon.

Articles of interest from within our star system included:

  • Paul Sutherland of SkyMania reports that Titan’s methane lakes are depleting due to the mid summer season.
  • Aron Sora from Habitation Intention highlights silly arguments against colonizing our star system (and how to overcome them).
  • Our host Emily Lakdawalla blogs about a close encounter of the rocky kind, displaying images of enormous space boulders in mid-celestial dance.

Be sure to read the rest of the articles, and for those of you desiring to join our rowdy space ranks, be sure to contact Universe Today for more info on how to join our growing numbers.

(Image Credit: JAXA)

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Carnival Of The Space Geeks (Celestial Spider)

Posted by on Apr 12, 2010 in Blog, Space Geeks | 0 comments

(Image Credit: No Where Nevada)

Last weeks Carnival of Space was hosted by Kathryn Laurent of Celestial Spider. Articles ranged from time machines to free falling from space to how to analyze the atmosphere of another planet.

Articles ranging within our own star system include:

Be sure to check out the rest of the articles, and if you are a space geek with a blog, website or podcast, feel free to contact Universe Today for details on how to enter.

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Carnival Of The Space Geeks (Weird Sciences 147)

Posted by on Mar 29, 2010 in Space Geeks | 0 comments

Grandma by ~Chase-SC2 on deviantART

This weeks Carnival of Space was hosted by Bruce Leeeowe of Weird Sciences. Posts ranged from nuking asteroids to terrestrial atmospheres to some inspirational space art (as seen above).

Interesting articles within our star system included:

Dr. Bruce Cordell (via 21st Century Waves) predicts that Russia and China may conquer Mars via Phobos.

Alan Boyle of Cosmic Log highlights a company trying to create inexpensive fusion power (which could affect life off world as well as on our home world).

Brian Wang from Next Big Future goes more in depth with fusion propulsion, which could make it easier for humanity to escape our steep gravity wells.

Be sure to visit the rest of the articles, and if you are interested in submitting your post to the next Carnival of Space, feel free to visit Universe Today for more details on how to enter.

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