Carnival of Space 576

1. Universe Today – This Planet is so Metal. Iron and Titanium Vapour Found in the Atmosphere of an “Ultra-Hot Jupiter”

An exoplanet is hot enough to turn metal into vapor. It is known as KELT-9b, a gas giant located 650 light-years from Earth that has atmospheric temperatures so hot – over 4,000 °C (7,232 °F) – it can vaporize iron and titanium.

2. Universe Today – Cosmic Void Contains Fewer Galaxies than Expected, which, Ironically, Makes it Harder for Light to get Through

3. Universe Today – Oort Clouds Around Other Stars Should be Visible in the Cosmic Microwave Background

4. Catch Comet 21/P Giacobini-Zinner at Its Best

5. Universe Today – Spinning Heat Shield Concept Could Provide a Lightweight Way to Survive Atmospheric Re-entry

6. Universe Today – Building Bricks on the Moon From Lunar Dust

7. Universe Today – Earth’s Mini-Moons are the Perfect Targets to Test Out Asteroid Mining

8. Universe Today – That New Kind of Aurora Called “Steve”? Turns Out, it Isn’t an Aurora at All

9. Virtually Experience the Science of Webb at the ESA Booth #IAU2018

10. International Astronomical Union schedule of events August 20-31 #IAU2018

11. Tweet Beat: 20 August Round-up #IAU2018

12. Tweet Beat: 21 August Round-up #IAU2018

13. Tweet Beat: 22 August Round-up #IAU2018

14. Tweet Beat: 23 August Round-up #IAU2018

15. Tweet Beat: 24 August Round-up #IAU2018

16. The Hill – Why the United States will beat China in the new moon race

17. Nextbigfuture – 35% of exoplanets 5-10 times bigger than Earth are 50% water which is 2500 times the 0.02% of Earth

6 thoughts on “Carnival of Space 576”

  1. If anything Earth has more water than is really optimum. Most sea life is in the top few hundred meters, making the few km meter oceans mostly wasted. Also it is the surface of the seas that evaporate to rain on the land, so for land life the extra depth results in no advantage.

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  2. If anything Earth has more water than is really optimum. Most sea life is in the top few hundred meters making the few km meter oceans mostly wasted. Also it is the surface of the seas that evaporate to rain on the land so for land life the extra depth results in no advantage.

    Reply
  3. If anything Earth has more water than is really optimum. Most sea life is in the top few hundred meters, making the few km meter oceans mostly wasted. Also it is the surface of the seas that evaporate to rain on the land, so for land life the extra depth results in no advantage.

    Reply

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