Friday, September 26, 2008

Carnival of Space #72

Our economic meltdown continues, and the Bush administration's $700 billion bailout plan is mired in controversy, political finger-pointing, and electoral maneuvering... but space goes on! And to prove this, we have the Carnival of Space, hosted this week by Jennifer Ouellette of Twisted Physics. This is one of the Discovery Channel blogs, and in honor of this, I have included their cool "I Love the World" commercial, though it has nothing to do with this week's carnival.

There are many good non-political posts this week, so you can click to escape the political fog if you wish. Learn about Martian volcanoes. Be inspired by never-say-die Opportunity. Hoist a solar-electric sail. And astropixie has a great video.

But I was drawn to this hybrid space/political post at another Discovery Blog, Free Space. There's a lot of justified exasperation in this post, but a good laugh at the end.

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