Welcome to the 508th edition of the Carnival of Space!
The Carnival of Space is a vibrant community of writers and bloggers sharing a common passion, the world that lies beyond our home planet. Each week the Carnival brings you the latest news from the interstellar community and The Evolving Planet is truly honoured to host this week’s edition!
This week, we’ll start things off with AstroEngine:
Cassini Finds ‘Nothing’ in Saturn’s Ring Gap
by: Ian O’Neill
There was much excitement surrounding Cassini’s first dive into Saturn’s ring gap — what if the NASA probe hit something on the way through? It turns out that it didn’t hit much at all. In fact, scientists are puzzled why the ring gap seems to be completely empty of all but the smallest smoke-sized particles.
From Urban Astronomer:
KELT-11b: an unusually puffy exoplanet
by: Allen Versfeld
The KELT South telescope in South Africa recently discovered an exoplanet (KELT-11b) with an unusually puffy atmosphere, orbiting a particularly rare star
From the Chandra X-ray Observatory blog:
From The Venus Transit:
Do you have a camera? If so, you probably have a telescope!
by: Gadi Eidelheit
From Universe Today:
Air Force’s Secret X-37B Space Plane Lands After 718 Days in Orbit
by: Nancy Atkinson
Only 10 Light-Years Away, there’s a Baby Version of the Solar System
by: Matt Williams
And to finish things off, from us at The Evolving Planet:
Virgin Galactic Looking to Launch Tourists Into Space by 2018
by: Nina Mortera
James Webb Space Telescope Up For Final Tests
by: Irene Sino Cruz
And that is all for this weeks Carnival, I hope you learned something new! If you’re interested in looking back on past editions, you can check out the Carnival of Space archives. Be sure to check out next weeks Carnival which will be hosted by Next Big Future, hopefully we see you there!