Carnival of Space 648: Awesome Space Stories of the Week

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Hi space fans! Welcome to another edition of Carnival of Space! This is the 648th edition in this great community post. It’s where a group of space bloggers will help curate the best space stories around the web and create a post. I will be your host today and got some great stories from our fellow space bloggers. Let’s jump into it!

Betelgeuse is Continuing to Dim! It’s Down to 1.506 Magnitude – Universe Today

Betelgeuse

Our first story comes from Universe Today with a story around the star called Betelgeuse. This star is well known in the sky and will also go supernova in the next 10,000-100,000 years. However, whenever you look at the Orion constellation and look for Betelgeuse a seasoned astronomer will notice this star has been dimming. Lots of speculation occurred where news reports said this star would go supernova any minute. Well, of course, this star wasn’t anywhere near that point for us. Nonetheless, Universe Today wrote up a great article on what’s been happening with this star lately.

You can read more here.

A Twilight Tryst: Venus Meets Neptune in the Dusk Sky – Universe Today

Our next story is a highlight for our stargazers out there. Neptune and Venus will be up in the night sky and Universe Today has all the details to tell you all about it.

Read more here.

Curiosity Looked up and Saw Phobos During the Daytime – Universe Today

Curiosity Rover looking up at Phobos

This is a really cool story on how the Curiosity Rover looked up at the sky and took a photo of Mars’ moon Phobos. I don’t want to spoil anything else more so you should really read the rest.

Read more here.

China’s 500-Meter FAST Radio Telescope is Now Operational – Universe Today

This is a gorgeous looking radio telescope that not only is fully built but also fully operational in China. This radio telescope is called FAST Radio Telescope. This telescope main objective is to study pulsars in the night sky. It’s already discovered two which is amazing. However, you’ll need to read the rest to see what else FAST has in store for us.

Read more here.

According to NASA, 2019 Was the Second Hottest Year on Record – Universe Today

Our next article is about climate change and how NASA said 2019 was the second hottest year on record. It’s been a trend of global warming and it’s not a good sign. However, check out the rest of the article to learn more about what scientists have learned about it.

Read more here.

China’s March to Mars – The Space Writer

Here’s an interesting article from The Space Writer. This one is about China’s journey of going to Mars. China has been investing more in its space program and achieving some great things. One of them is a lander on the Moon. However, China also wants to send a crewed mission to the Moon and beyond. Check out what else China has in store for their journey to Mars by reading the rest of the post.

Read more here.

SpaceX’s inflight abort test paves way to commercial human spaceflight – The Hill

Our next story comes from The Hill. This story goes over SpaceX’s huge milestone as they achieved their abort mission test. Why this test was important was not to only ensure their rockets are reliable but to prove to NASA they can be depended on and can demonstrate stability and consistency. Check out the full article for more info.

Read more here.

Reporting ISRO – Pardeep’s Blog

This is a post by Pardeep’s Blog. In this post, you’ll go through the podcast notes for the episode on the ISRO. You’ll learn more about journalism and reporting around the ISRO.

Read more here.

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Zain is a well travelled astronomy blogger and has been writing since 2013. He has a passion for science education and has been accepted into NASA social program for MAVEN launch. When he's not being a space cadet he's rock climbing outdoors with friends.

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