Carnival of Space #73
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla
02-10-2008 17:23 CDT
An acrostic Carnival of Space is posted for your pleasure at Alice's Astro Info.
And while I'm linking to things, check out all this new stuff on The Planetary Society's website.
You can download a paper presented by Lou Friedman and Jacques Blamont on "A New Paradigm for Space," which they presented at this week's International Astronautical Congress.
We asked our members to fill out a survey on what they thought the space priorities of the next president should be, and here's what they said. (And while I'm talking about the next president, a message to all of you Americans: make sure you're registered to vote! Go here to figure out how to register.)
And just for giggles, here's a revolutionary idea: WETI, or Wait for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. The WETI institute mission statement begins:
The mission of the WETI Institute is to understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of intelligent life in the universe. The WETI Institute has chosen an entirely novel approach to achieve that goal. Instead of actively searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, the idea is to simply WAIT - until the others find us.Amir says that The Planetary Society "should start our own WETI@home program for people who want to wait around at home." I'll sign up!
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