Carnival of Space 570

1. Planetaria – These 2 exoplanets might have seasons and stable climates

There might indeed be some alien worlds that are quite similar to Earth in terms of their seasons and stable climates.

The study focuses on two known exoplanets, one about the same size as Earth and the other a super-Earth (larger than Earth but smaller than the gas giants Uranus or Neptune). The researchers found evidence that both planets likely have seasons and stable climates, just as Earth does. Kepler-186f is less than 10 percent larger then Earth, 500 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus the Swan. It is one of five known planets in that planetary system and orbits within the habitable zone, even though its host star is a red dwarf. Kepler-62f is about 40 percent larger than Earth, 1,200 light-years away in the constellation Lyra the Harp.

2. Planetaria – Kepler enters hibernation mode, downlinks latest science data before fuel runs out

3. Universe Today – Juno Data Shows that Some of Jupiter’s Moons are Leaving “Footprints” in its Aurorae

4. Universe Today – NASA is Looking for New Ways to Deal With Trash on Deep Space Missions

5. Cosmosquest – ESOF (EuroScience Open Forum) 2018 Toulouse

6. Cosmosquest – Visit Pasadena,”City of Astronomy,” for COSPAR 2018 – July 14 – 22, 2018

7. Universe Today – How Fast is the Universe Expanding? Hubble and Gaia Team Up to Conduct the Most Accurate Measurements to Date

8. Universe Today – NASA Simulation Shows How Europa’s “Fossil Ocean” Rises to the Surface Over Time

9. Universe Today – Cassini’s “Grande Finale” Earns an Emmy Nomination!

10. Nextbigfuture – SpaceX on track for BFR tests in first half of 2019

11. Nextbigfuture – Lockheed 3D printing titanium space parts using garage sized printer

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