Carnival of Space #558

Welcome to the 558th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. We have a fantastic roundup today, so now, on to this week’s stories! First up, over at Blasting News, we learn that as the Google […]

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Pluto’s Charon Gets Mountains Named After Sci-Fi Authors Octavia Butler and Arthur C. Clarke, as Well as Many Others From History and Legend. I Approve!

The IAU just approved of a dozen names for features on Pluto’s moon Charon, which include mountains named after Octavia Butler and Sir Arthur C. Clarke.

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New Horizons Just Took a Record Breaking Image. No Camera Has Ever Taken a Picture From This Far From Earth

This past December, the New Horizons probe took a series of pictures from the Kuiper Belt, thus breaking the record for the most distant images ever taken!

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