Carnival of Space #43: Oscar Edition

It’s been a spectacular week for the film space industry, and here at Starts With A Bang!, we’ve got the recap of all the highlights that you may have missed while watching the countless Oscar montages. Take your time browsing and enjoying this site, and maybe even find out what the question is if 42 is the answer! And now, without further ado, here are the winners from the 43rd Carnival of Space, as chosen by Ethan Siegel, your magnanimous host of this week’s Carnival (and check out all previous carnivals here):

Made it this far? Take a good look around the site and enjoy! Have any questions about astronomy/physics/cosmology? Drop me a line and check back; it’s your good questions that keep me writing. Thanks for visiting this week’s Carnival of Space! Did you like it? Digg it!


  1. #1 Robert Simpson
    February 28, 2008

    We need to start digging the Carnival each week: here’s the link:

  2. #2 astropixie
    February 28, 2008

    thanks for the astronomy oscar, meatwad! it cracked me up when i read your appalachian trail name in your bio, because my moniker, astropixie, was derived from my given trail name: pixie!

  3. #3 Stu
    February 28, 2008

    I humbly accept this Oscar on behalf of The Great Shatner. Thank you love, thank you life….

    It’s true, there are angels on the internet!

  4. #4 ethan
    February 28, 2008


    When you take five raw turkeys, carve them up yourself, marinate, and dehydrate them, and then you’re hiking along the trail with plastic bags full of… wads of meat… there’s really only one appropriate name for you. How’d you get pixie?

    And Stu,

    Thank you for not breaking into Mr. Tambourine man!

  5. #5 The Fool
    February 28, 2008

    Hey great idea for digging the Carnival. And I surely hope that Spaceport America isn’t science fiction, but I suppose that you are right in saying that no one really knows. Only time will tell.

    The Fool

  6. #6 ethan
    February 28, 2008

    The fool, commercial spaceflight would be awesome; I know I and most people I’m friends with would love to go! And then, of course, you could go to your very own space rental home!

  7. #7 Dane
    February 28, 2008

    how come Starr the astronomers page at http://asktheastronomer@ is never mentioned ?? It’s a great blog!!!!!!

  8. #8 Cherry
    February 28, 2008

    I love AskTheAstronomers page

  9. #9 ethan
    February 29, 2008

    Dane, Cherry, it’s because I don’t know Starr or her blog! But thanks for pointing it out to me; I will add a link to my blogroll! After all, if my readers are interested in it, I should definitely have a link there!

  10. #10 Darnell Clayton
    March 2, 2008

    Hey, I think you forgot to link to Paul (of Centauri Dreams) article by accident.

    Instead it points to this article (which explained why I kept clicking it and your site kept reappearing).

    Aside from that, its good to see so many participants in the Carnival! Now I have to mention it to my readers on my site! Cheers!

  11. #11 ethan
    March 2, 2008

    Thanks Darnell! (And sorry Paul.) That’s fixed now. And yes, the carnival has been getting about two dozen entries each week for the past three weeks!

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