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Carnival of Space 456: Best Space Stories of the Week!

By on May 6, 2016 in Carnival of Space | 0 comments

Here is another issue of Carnival of Space! We are on the 456th issue and counting. If this is your first time hearing about this community driven feature then let me give you a quick intro. Carnival of Space was started by our friends over at Universe Today and a community of astronomy bloggers gathered together to help showcase some of the best space stories. Each community member hosts the Carnival of Space and spreads the love to the interwebs. So please, sit back, relax, and let these stories take you away on the cosmic beaches of the universe. Evidence from Curiosity rover shows Mars once had oxygen-rich atmosphereHere’s an article by Planetaria.ca on how the Curiosity rover discovered that Mars once had oxygen-rich atmosphere. Read on to find out what this means for understanding Mars and its history. Read more... Don’t Blink or You’ll Miss itHave you ever looked upon the...

Carnival of Space 449: Best Space Stories of the Week!

By on Mar 12, 2016 in Carnival of Space | 1 comment

Welcome to the Carnival of Space issue 449! If this is your first time coming across this series then let me give you a brief introduction. Carnival of Space is hosted by amazing space science bloggers across the globe where they share their best space stories. It makes your life a lot easier in tracking down these awesome stories and even some exposure to our grass roots community. We hope you enjoy these stories and learn something new today! Without further adieu here they are:     CHIMERA: New Instrument to Help Astronomers Discover Kuiper Belt Objetcs and NEAs Asteroids Here’s a post (in español) from our friends over at Vega00.com about how a new instrument called CHIMERA or Caltech HIgh-speed Multi-color camERA, will help astronomers discover more small Kuiper Belt Objects (KBO) and near-Earth asteroids. Check out the full post here.    Edge-On: Good for...

Carnival of Space 412: Best Space Stories of the Week!

By on Jun 29, 2015 in Carnival of Space | 0 comments

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.     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.   2. “About Time: Is the June 30th Leap Second the Last?“ 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.   3. “NASA Gives ‘GO’ for Mission to Alien Ocean World at Jupiter Moon Europa“ Universe Today looks at the incredibly exciting mission for Europa. NASA gives the green light...

Carnival of Space 403: Best Space News Roundup

By on Apr 30, 2015 in Carnival of Space | 0 comments

Carnival of Space 403: On the Frontier of Space Science News     Welcome to another edition of Carnival of Space! This is a series hosted by many space science bloggers and you can find the entire list over at Universe Today. Well with no further delay let’s jump into the best science stories of the week! Close Encounter of the Asteroid Kind – 2015 HD1 Skims By Earth Tonight     Our first story comes from our awesome friends over at Universe Today. Are you a fan of asteroids or learning about how Earth manages to avoid these potentially destructive forces? Well check out the full story about how we had a close encounter with asteroid 2015 HDI.   Star Wars teaser evaluated using planetary science impact modeling software. Here’s a story by Lounge of Lab Lemming that goes into the planetary science behind Star Wars. If you were ever curious on if some...

Carnival of Space 397: Best Space News Roundup

By on Mar 15, 2015 in Carnival of Space | 0 comments

Carnival of Space 397: Where We Start Our Week and Dream About Tomorrow     Hello space fans! Here’s a collection of awesome space articles submitted by the Carnival of Space community via Universe Today. Take a look around and try not to get lost as the universe is quite large and might be hard to find your way back. Well let’s jump right into it! The Asteroid that Didn’t Hit Us   Check out Jason Major’s post on the asteroid that almost hit us. We encounter many near earth misses but read more about why this is more unique.   Will the March 20th Total Solar Eclipse Impact Europe’s Solar Energy Grid?   Universe Today takes a look at the upcoming solar eclipse happening on March 20th. It’s unique event that draws many people together that’s dated back for centuries. However, how will this affect Europe’s solar energy...

Carnival of Space 375

By on Oct 12, 2014 in Carnival of Space | 0 comments

Welcome to Carnival of Space 375!     Hello space fans and welcome to another edition of Carnival of Space! Today, we’ll be looking at some really cool space stories. Let’s not waste anytime and jump right into the good stuff. Hold on to your spacecraft we’re going into overdrive!   1) Chandra X-Ray Observatory: Suspected Black Hole Unmasked as Ultraluminous Pulsar   Here’s a story that is really exciting. Astronomers found an Ultra luminous X-ray Source (ULX) and thought it must be a devious black hole lurking in the galaxy called M82. As described by Chandra: “ULXs are objects that produce more X-rays than most ‘normal’ X-ray binary systems, in which a star is orbiting a neutron star or a stellar-mass black hole.” However, what they found was not a black hole but something else… read more here! 2) Urban...