The Carnival of Space

Number 156! Welcome to this week’s  Carnival of Space! We’ve got an amazing array of astronomy- and space-science-related postings, so let’s step into the Cosmic Big Top! Astronomy First out of the gate is a fascinating podcast from Cheap Astronomy called “Live in Andalucia”. It’s part of Steve’s tour of …

Say Goodbye to Phoenix Mars Lander

It Served us Well Two images of the Phoenix Mars lander taken from Martian orbit in 2008 and 2010. The 2008 lander image (left) shows two relatively blue spots on either side corresponding to the spacecraft’s clean circular solar panels. In the 2010 (right) image scientists see a dark shadow …