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asteroidCarnival of Space 629

The Carnival of Space 629 is up at Universe Today. Universe Today – Europe and US are Going to Try and Deflect an Asteroid The three-day International AIDA Workshop, which ran from Sept. 11th to 13th, focused on the development …

astronomy2014 Moon Colonization Meeting that Led to Open Lunar Foundation

In 2014 there was a weekend retreat to explore the possibility of a moon base at a price 10-100x lower than commonly believed. The $5 billion or less resulting price was so low that it begs the question: could a …

astronomyCarnival of Space 626

This is the Carnival of Space 626. Here is an archive of all of the past weekly Carnivals of Space. This where space-related blog joined together for weekly summaries of articles from all of the space blogs. Just email an …

astronomySuper-thin X-ray Mirrors Will Make X-Ray Space Telescope 100 Times Better

Super-thin, lightweight X-ray mirrors made of silicon can make next-generation X-ray space telescopes. Above – Goddard scientist Will Zhang holds mirror segments made of silicon. These X-ray optics have been baselined for the proposed Lynx X-ray Observatory. Credits: Chris Gunn/NASA …

asteroidsCarnival of Space 622

1. Universe Today – LightSail 2 is Sending Home New Pictures of Earth LightSail 2, the brainchild of The Planetary Society, has gifted us two new gorgeous images of Earth. The small spacecraft is currently in orbit at about 720 …

astronomyCarnival of Space 618

2. Universe Today – Uranus’ Rings are Surprisingly Bright in Thermal Emissions Uranus’ system has a temperature of just 77 K (-196 °C; -320 °F). The observations also confirmed that Uranus’s brightest and densest ring (the Epsilon ring) differs from …

asteroidsAsteroid Day 2019 is Actually Five Days and Already Started Livestreaming

Asteroid Day is a global movement to protect Earth from asteroid impacts. 5 Days of Asteroid TV is streaming now! Tune in 12PM CEST (6AM ET, 9AM PST) on June 28 (tomorrow) to watch the 6-hour broadcast of Asteroid Day …

astronomyCarnival of Space 616

The Carnival of Space 616 is up at Every Day Spacer Universe Today – Black hole simulation solves a mystery about their accretion disks Universe Today – You Can Use a Live Webcam to Watch NASA Build the Mars 2020 …

astronomyCarnival of Space 615

Carnival of Space 615 is up at Urban Astronomer. Universe Today – Subaru Telescope Sees 1800 Supernovae Japanese astronomers have captured images of an astonishing 1800 supernovae. 58 of these supernovae are the scientifically-important Type 1a supernovae located 8 billion …

astronomyImproved Telescope to Directly Image Alpha Centauri Exoplanets and Other Exoplanet Updates

1. Newly-built planet-finding instrument installed on Very Large Telescope aims to be first to directly image a habitable exoplanet. The instrument, called NEAR (Near Earths in the AlphaCen Region), is designed to hunt for exoplanets in our neighbouring star system, …