Carnival of Space #508

Carnival of Space

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:

Is Dark Matter “Fuzzy”?

The Arrhythmic Beating of a Black Hole Heart


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

Faster Supercomputer! NASA Announces the High Performance Fast Computing Challenge
by: Matt Williams

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:

NASA Shares New Incredible Images From Cassini’s Second Dive Through Saturn’s Rings
by: Nina Mortera

cassini second dive

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

Webb telescope


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!




By | 2017-05-09T20:04:40+00:00 May 9th, 2017|