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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...

Carnival of Space 356

By on Jun 1, 2014 in Carnival of Space | 2 comments

Welcome to Carnival of Space 356!     We have some amazing space stories for you today so let’s get right into it! Our first story comes from TheVenusTransit with the Deep Space Network’s (DSN) fifty year celebration! Thanks to the DSN we can communicate with all of our wonderful spacecrafts that are waay out there in our solar system like Voyager.     Vega 0.0 looks at a really cool story about an interesting object called the Smith’s Cloud that could be a possible failed dwarf galaxy. Speaking of really peculiar objects, Gamma Ray Burst M31 (GRBM31) was in the news spotlight but our friends at the AARTScope Blog will take a deeper look at what exactly is going on here with GRBM31 and why we should focus on the positives of this news story. We also get to see the first amateur photos of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the Professional Amateur...