Hello space fans and welcome to Carnival of Space 412! We have a ton of awesome content for you and without further adieu let’s jump in.
Table of Space Contents
- 1 1. “One Month“
- 2 2. “About Time: Is the June 30th Leap Second the Last?“
- 3 3. “NASA Gives ‘GO’ for Mission to Alien Ocean World at Jupiter Moon Europa“
- 4 4. “Bat Astronomy: Echolocation of a Neutron Star“
- 5 5. “What Is Light?“
- 6 6. “Mercury Shows its True Colors?!“
- 7 7. “Sinkholes on Titan: new study shows how hydrocarbon lakes may form by Earth-like erosion“
- 8 8. “From Mercury to Pluto: Planetary Exploration at APL (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)“
- 9 9. “Rings, Gaps & Spikes, Oh My! An in-brief look at a new space image“
- 10 10. “Muddy Mars: new evidence for liquid water flows within past million years“
- 11 11. “Celestial objects out of my reach, not anymore!“
- 12 12. “Doing More with SciComm“
- 13 13. “Pluto Status Non-Update“
- 14 14. “Space X talks about how and why they want to land rockets“
1. “One Month“
Dr. Schenk’s 3D House of Satellites shows us the excitement with Pluto’s mission called New Horizons. He’s even had some influence on the mission and it’s definitely worth checking out what he has to say about this amazing mission.
Universe Today looks at the extra second we’ll be gaining on June 30th. However, is it the reason we’ve been told or is it something completely different? Check the rest out here.
Universe Today looks at the incredibly exciting mission for Europa. NASA gives the green light for the mission and there are plenty of questions and mysteries to answer. Check out the full details here.
Here’s a really cool and interesting post from Chandra X Observatory. This all about light echoes. Yes it is as cool as it sounds. Check out the full post by guest blogger Sebastian Heinz.
Chandra X Observatory also takes a deeper look at the gorgeous photo of the light echo here in this post.
5. “What Is Light?“
Kimberly Arcand & Megan Watzke walk us through a wonderful post called “What is Light?” If you had some burning questions or pondered a fair amount about light then this is the article for you! Check out their full post here.
Coloring the Universe shows us the true colors of Mercury. Was it what you expected or something completely different? Find out more in their full post here.
From the Meridian Journal we have a fantastic article on a new study that shows how Titan’s weird hollows in the surface forms. I highly suggest checking out the rest of this post as you’ll certainly learn some new and cool stuff!
8. “From Mercury to Pluto: Planetary Exploration at APL (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)“
This story isn’t our usual type but it does include a vast amount of valuable space content. It’s a newsletter by the Lunar and Planetary Institute. If you’re someone who loves to jump into a ton of new information about space, astronomy, and more then definitely check this PDF out.
Coloring the Universe returns with another story around the light echoes we saw from Chandra X Observatory. If you want to see what’s their take and findings then check the full post here.
Now taking a trip to Mars we have an article by the Meridian Journal on the new evidence that indicates water flowed on Mars within the last 1 million years. Check out the full story here.
Here’s a post from our friends over at Links Through Space. Check out his full story and trip to the Sahara Sky here.
12. “Doing More with SciComm“
Science communication is absolutely important and many of us are doing the best we can to bring it to the public. Star Stryder finds that it isn’t enough to just talk about facts and science but for us to appreciate the people behind science. Check out her full post here.
13. “Pluto Status Non-Update“
Cosmo Quest X brings us a “Non-Update” with Pluto’s status. Is it a planet or still a dwarf? Well let Cosmo Quest tell you all about it right here…
Next Big Future brings us their post on Space X and how and why they want to land rockets. Check out their full post here.
In another post we take a closer look at the elusive Ceres. If you haven’t heard about the two strange bright dots then definitely check out the full details in their post here.
Finally, Next Big Future wraps it up with their post on Pluto and Charon titled “Pluto and Charon: 99.5% of the Way there.” Check out the full post on how we’re nearing to final approach of the infamous Pluto and some cool facts about Pluto and Charon.