The week is busy, and it's easy for news to slip through the cracks, so here's your dose of planetary science news in one tidy package for your viewing pleasure.
It's that time of the week again! I'll shamelessly plead for your help in bringing traffic into the Space subsite, then pass along all the cool planetary sciences stories that we didn't cover. It's my last month as a Recruit, so if you want me to stay, I need your help hitting my numbers.
In Case You Missed It, here's all my stories from Space this week. Like something? Pass it on!
- A Rainbow River in Madagascar
- A Statistically-Relevant Debate on Climate Change
- The Unstoppable Collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
- Volcano as Garbage Disposal
- A sneak-peak at footage from the European Southern Observatory documentary
- Colliding neutron stars are messy!
- US-Russia Tension may impact GPS base stations
- Six Months Later, Expedition 39 Safely Returns to Earth
- A visual ode to national parks: Beautiful Landscapes Far, Far Away
- That's Not a Shipwreck, It's a Volcano! Asphalt volcanoes discovered in the Gulf of Mexico.
- A new NASA simulation covers 13.7 Billion Years in 45 Seconds
- Santa Ana Winds, Fire Tornados, and the California Fires
- This week had a surpsingly almost-NSFW Sexy Weather Forecast for Juneau, Alaska
- NASA and the Six Million Dollar Man: footage from an actual test flight gone awry ended up in the opening credit for a popular television series.
- What started off an an open FAQ on When Does Science News Confuse You the Most? evolved into a general Ask A Scientist thread of awesomeness. Read the comments.
- Dunes Let Us Study One Of The Universe's Fastest Geologic Processes
- Before Going To Space, Astronauts Had to Survive the Desert
- Southern California Fires Demand New Techniques in Fire Science
- How Do You Determine the Age of a Footprint?
- Found: Rocket Pressurization System, Slightly Used
- Just because it's cute doesn't mean it can't be educational: an adorable animation is the perfect excuse to discuss volcano morphology.
- A Science Fiction Comedy Webseries with Actual Women!
- A watch that tracks the motion of the planets.
The Carnival of Space is a collection of space science news from around the web. As always, we can't cover everything, so here's space-science-awesomeness from elsewhere on the internet:
- Geoscience of the Afghan landslide.
- Neil Armstrong almost killed himself during a Lunar Lander Vehicle practice flight in 1968.
- A new algorithm untangles the mess that wifi makes of weather radar.
- Fossils are saved from auction and sent to a museum instead.
- A day in the life of the solar system.
- A neat landscape on Mars: reoccurring slope lineae.
- Restoring the Feynman family van, complete with Feynman diagrams.
- An interview with the artists behind NASA's exoplanet illustrations.
- Disassembling a fossil hall for renovations.
- Static electricity is weird.
- Adults can be excited about science, too.
Top Image: A massive landslide buried a village in Afghanistan, then a second landslide buried the rescuers. Photography credit: AP/Rahmat Gul