Astrosphere for May 14, 2007

I gazed into the astrosphere, and it gazed right back. Here’s what I found.

First, I’d like to point your attention to the Carnival of Space #3. I’ll be hosting this one here on Universe Today, so get your submissions in ASAP. If you’ve written a space-related article, and want to join the carnival, drop me an email with a link to your story. I go live with the collection on the 17th.

Pamela and I always joke about how everything in the Universe can be discovered by looking into the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation. Now, she reports on her Star Stryder blog, you can learn about the Oort Cloud. It’s funny, because it’s true.

There are several spacecraft hurtling out of the Solar System right now. Astroprof asks, Where are they now?

Want to dedicate your life to science? Maybe you need to solve one of the 125 big questions in Science Magazine.

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that no moon digger won NASA’s Regolith Excavation Challenge. The $250,000 prize will go back into the bank, for now.