The longtime editor of outstanding online space news source Universe Today has just written about nine robotic missions of exploration in Incredible Stories From Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos. NASA considers putting astronauts on the very first Space Launch System rocket. Jason Davis gives has the scoop. Bill Nye and Mat marvel at the discovery of a billion-star black hole that has been kicked out of a distant galaxy. Bruce Betts reminds us in What’s Up that Men in Black Agents J and K know a lot more about the galaxy than we do.
- Incredible Stories From Space
- Universe Today
- A repeat of the space shuttle's bold test flight? NASA considers crew aboard first SLS mission
- Gravitational Wave Kicks Monster Black Hole Out Of Galactic Core
- Twenty Thousand Hertz-Space
This week's prizes are a copy of Incredible Stories from Space, Planetary Radio t-shirt, now available in both men’s and women’s styles, a 200-point iTelescope.net astronomy account, and a Planetary Society rubber asteroid.
This week's question:
What is the optically brightest quasar as seen from Earth?
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Last week's question:
What is the only Apollo Command Module flown in space that is currently on display outside the United States?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
In the film Men in Black, where was one of Agent J’s teachers from? He thought she was from Venus, but he was wrong.
Agent K told Agent J that J’s teacher, Mrs. Edelson was from Jupiter. Well, one of the moons.