Category Archives: General

Carnival of Space #640 & 641 – Everyday Spacer & Citizen Science

The Everyday Spacer Blog hosts Carnival of Space #640.  And Citizen Science hosts Carnival of Space #641.

New observations find that NGC 6240 contains three supermassive black holes following the collision of three galaxies. W. Kollatschny et al. Via Carnival of Space.

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Brief Answers to the Big Questions – Stephen Hawking

Carnival of Space #639 – Urban Astronomer

Urban Astronomer hosts the latest Carnival of Space.

“The first global geologic map of Titan is based on radar and visible-light images from NASA’s Cassini mission, which orbited Saturn from 2004 to 2017. Labels point to several of the named surface features. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU [Click to enlarge]“. Via Universe Today and Carnival of Space

Carnival of Space #638 – NextBigFuture.com

NextBigFuture.com hosts the latest Carnival of Space.

“This mosaic of the southern sky was assembled from 208 images taken by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) during its first year of science operations, completed in July 2019. The mission divided the southern sky into 13 sectors, each of which was imaged for nearly a month by the spacecraft’s four cameras. Among the many notable celestial objects visible is the glowing band (left) of the Milky Way, our home galaxy seen edgewise, the Orion Nebula (top), a nursery for newborn stars, and the Large Magellanic Cloud (center), a nearby galaxy located about 163,000 light-years away. The prominent dark lines are gaps between the detectors in TESS’s camera system.
Credits: NASA/MIT/TESS and Ethan Kruse (USRA)” via Carnival of Space and Universe Today

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One Giant Leap:
The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon

Carnival of Space #635-637 – Urban Astronomer & Universe Today

The combo Carnival of Space #635-636 is hosted by Urban Astronomer.

Slope Map of the Moon’s South Pole (85°S to Pole). Credits: Lunar and Planetary Institute via Carnival of Space #635-636.

And the Carnival of Space #637 is hosted by Universe Today.

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Carnival of Space #633 & 634 – Citizen Science & Next Big Future

The Citizen Science blog hosts the Carnival of Space #633.  And NextBigFuture.com hosts the Carnival of Space #634.

Perspective view of Nirgal Vallis
“A perspective view of Nirgal Vallis. Notice the rounded, circular ends of the tributaries, called amphitheatre-headed valleys.” Universe Today via Carnival of Space #634. Image Credit: Copyright ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

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