It's time for the weekly edition of In Case You Missed It from the Space subsite paired with links from around the web of news we didn't cover here. It was a slow-traffic week for Space this week, so if you read something you like, pass it along to a friend!
- Quantum mechanics inspiring jewellery designs.
- Celebrating May the 4th with Star Wars science stories.
- A wee bit of love for the Cat's Eye nebula.
- Celebrating the anniversary of Alan Shepard's first spaceflight.
- Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with cool cloud patterns over Guadalupe.
- Video of a daytime fireball in Toronto, Canada.
- Star Wars on the red carpet as a Death Star evening gown.
- Real life Doctor Who/Star Trek/Ghostbusters crossover resulting in an acoustic tractor beam.
- The US climate change report is bad news.
- I got a bit obsessed with space junk, first finding it pretty, then researching the history of space junk, and finally finding junk crashed in Australia.
- I ran into a bit of trouble while playing the Kerbal Space Program.
- Tornado destruction traced out in a satellite image.
- The sun was downright interesting this week, with image releases of an unprecedented set of solar flare detailed observations, a weirdly soothing solar flare video, a geometrically striking coronal hole, and a new set of models of how our magnetic field blows in the solar wind.
- Tracking people chatting about sunrises on Twitter is surprisingly fun.
- A look at Titan from different heights in the atmosphere.
- An exploration of new technology for automatic hazard detection.
- The science of sinkholes, including the recent surge of car-eating sinkholes.
- Dinosaur-day extended beyond one day, looking at my first dinosaur, illustrating the Iguanodon, a national park dedicated to dinosaurs.
- Fossilized footprints are a fun mystery.
- The science in EuroVision songs.
Still not satisfied? Here's a look at planetary science news that I didn't cover this week:
- A deep-sea robotic explorer was lost despite a whole lot of safeguards, probably imploding in the depths.
- Photographs from a continental plate tearing apart.
- Why is seismic interpretation so difficult? This flowchart starts getting at the complexity of the problem.
- Fundamental principles of science in 140 characters.
- Carnival of Space #353
Top image: Nereus, the lost deep-sea explorer. Photography credit: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.