Carnival of Space #93 at The Planetary Society

The 93rdCarnival of Space is up at The Planetary Society Blog.

This time, in honor of Kepler’s launch we have a discussion of exoplanets, including a new Catalog of Exoplanets, discussion of Japan’s new H-II Transfer Vehicle, Space Tourism, Comet Lulin, restructuring of the Kennedy Space Center launch pad 39b, using nukes to lauch payloads, whether all of our junk in space amounts to an artificial ring, and more.

Exposing PseudoAstronomy

From time to time I stumble across a well written excellent site that really hits home for me.    Today I found the Exposing PseudoAstronomy blog.

The author,  Stuart Robbins, is a graduate student in astronomy, focusing on planetary geophysics.   His current research is in craters on Mars, and Saturn’s rings,  but his interests include planetary surfaces in general and astronomy education.

I find his writing to be tight, concise, and to the point.  There was a distinct lack of the histrionics that are frequently found on blogs, and only a little bit of sarcastic attitude (which he politely apologized for).

Good job, Stuart, and keep up the good work!