Welcome, come in to the 468th and 469th Carnival of Space – we combined these two since it’s summer break for a lot of folks! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. I’m Susie Murph, part of the team at Universe Today and CosmoQuest. So now, on to this week’s stories!
First up, we visit our friends at Planetaria to learn about how the Solar Probe Plus mission is moving closer to ‘touching the Sun’ in 2024.
Our next stop is the Chandra X-Ray Observatory site, where they have a fascinating article about how we’re discovering more about the magnetic dynamo inside our own sun by studying other stars. Read The Secrets of the Sun Revealed in the Stars here!
Out next stop is at the Venus Transit, where Gadi Eidelheit has a great explanation of how to remove light pollution from your phots with “Blur and Subtract”, with links to tutorials.
Then, Gadi tell us the details about how he finally capture the ISS over the moon. You can read that article and see his video here.
We visit Space.About.Com next, for a collection of things we’ve learned about Pluto so far from the New Horizons mission. You can read this article by Carolyn Collins Peterson here: Pluto: What the First Reconnaissance Taught Us.
Next, they give us the details on how we can take a Space-themed vacation by giving us five great locations for space fans to visit.
Universe Today has lovely good bye to the Philae lander, by Nancy Atkinson. Read here about how the little lander from the Rosetta spacecraft, which sitting in a shaded region on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, will lose communication, and what we’ve learned from this historic mission.
That’s it for this week’s Carnival of Space! We’ll have more great stories next week, hosted by The Urban Astronomer!
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