Carnival 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 the other known ring systems in our solar system. 2. Universe Today – NASA Model …

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Carnival 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 light-years away. Type 1a supernovae are known as ‘standard candles’ in astronomy. A supernova is …

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Carnival of Space 607

The Carnival of Space 607 is up at Urban Astronomer. Universe Today – Hayabusa2 Fires an Anti-Tank Warhead at Asteroid Ryugu. The spacecraft had to break up the surface material by shooting it with “bullets” – 5 gram impactors made of tantalum metal that are fired from the spacecraft’s sampling horn at speeds of 300 …

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Carnival of Space 595 – India Will Have Manned Launches by 2022

1. Universe Today – India is Going to be Sending Three People to Space in Three Years During a cabinet-level meeting that took place on Friday, Dec. 25th, the government of India announced that the Indian Space Research Organization‘s (ISRO) first crewed mission to space will consist of a three-astronaut team being sent to orbit. …

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Carnival of Space 590

The 590th Carnival of Space is up at Universe Today. Chandra X-Ray Space Telescope Blog – Double Trouble: A White Dwarf Surprises Astronomers Astronomers have detected a bright X-ray outburst from a star in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a nearby galaxy almost 200,000 light years from Earth. A combination of X-ray and optical data indicate …

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