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Carnivals of Space #645 & 646 – Universe Today & NextBigFuture.com

Universe Today hosts Carnival of Space #645.  And NextBigFuture.com hosts Carnival of Space #646.

“A composite infrared image of the core of the Milky Way galaxy. The image is 600 light years across. Blue and green (25 and 36 microns) is from SOFIA’s FORCAST instrument, red (70 microns) is from the Herschel Space Observatory, and white (8 microns) is from the Spitzer space telescope.” Image Credit: NASA/SOFIA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/Herschel. Via Universe Today and Carnival of Space #646

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Carnivals of Space #642-644 – NextBigFuture, Urban Astronomer & BrownSpaceMan

Catching up on the latest Carnivals:

“Ring of Fire” solar eclipse on Dec. 26, 2019. Image via Carnival of Space #644 and Universe Today.

 

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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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