It's been a couple of weeks since I've been on the ball with an on-time contribution to the Carnival of Space, but I finally remembered this week. Go check it out at 21st Century Waves.
And I haven't done a roundup of the new stuff on our website lately. So here goes
Amir Alexander just posted an update on the status of the Phobos LIFE experiment, in which The Planetary Society proposes to find out what happens to Earth life that's sent to Mars orbit and back. Amir also recently wrote an article on Voyager 2 crossing the termination shock and venturing on into interstellar space.
For Planetary Radio, Mat Kaplan has interviewed Charlie Kennel on observing Earth from space; Sean Solomon on the recently published results from MESSENGER's first flyby of Mercury; and Berrien Moore on the necessity of space-based Earth observatories.
The July/August 2008 issue of The Planetary Report, featuring articles from Charlie Kennel, Michael King, Richard Somerville, and Berrien Moore, is available for download in PDF format from the For Members area of our website. The Planetary Report is the bimonthly magazine sent to all Planetary Society members; it's a unique publication, featuring articles written by the actual scientists, engineers, and policymakers who are actively involved in exploring space, and in my view is worth the price of admission. If you want to start receiving it, all you have to do is join! Here's the latest covers -- clicking will take you to the table of contents for each.