Carnival of Space #298

Once again, hosts the Carnival of Space.  This week it’s #298.  So glad you could make it!  Watch for new additions as the week progresses and we update this post.

Every week, a different blogger hosts a variety of articles submitted by other ‘carnival’ members to bring you a symphony of voices in the spacer blogosphere.

Learn more on the ES CoS page.

See the first entries here, now.





X-Ray View of A Thousand-Year-Old Cosmic Tapestry
Megan Watzke | Chandra X-Ray Observatory

“The Chandra image provides new insight into the nature of SN1006, which is the remnant of a so-called Type Ia supernova. This class of supernova is caused when a white dwarf pulls too much mass from a companion star and explodes, or when two white dwarfs merge and explode. Understanding Type Ia supernovas is especially important because astronomers use observations of these explosions in distant galaxies as mileposts to mark the expansion of the Universe.”

Hawaiian Summit to Gain Giant Telescope
Chris Dann | Weird Warp

Weirdwarp posts on news about the construction of a large telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea which is opposed by the Hawaiians has permission now to go ahead. This has been opposed because the Hawaiians consider it sacred ground.

What If We Had No Moon? (Oblivion Spoilers)
Alice Enevoldsen | Alice’s Astro Info

Alice’s AstroInfo discusses the science behind the science fiction movie Oblivion’s destruction of Earth’s Moon.

Bigelow Aerospace and NASA Exploring Inflatable Moon Base and Other Human Exploration Missions
Brian Wang | Next Big Future

Bigelow Aerospace and NASA are working on exploring plans for inflatable stations on the moon and other applications of Bigelow’s inflatable stations. If Spacex is successful developing reusable rockets then Bigelows colonization and inflatable space base capabilities will start to make a big transformation in space.

Three new possibly habitable ‘super-Earth’ planets discovered
Paul Scott Anderson | The Meridiani Journal

There is some more exciting news from the Kepler space telescope mission – as announced in a NASA press briefing this morning, three more planets have been detected orbiting in their stars’ habitable zones. Larger planets have been found already in this zone around various stars, but what makes this newest discovery so compelling is that…

Paradigm shifts and Astronomy
Peter Lake | AstroSwanny’s AARTScope Blog

Astroswanny discusses the current funding pressures on science research and education and talks about Astronomy 3.0 pioneers such as Dr Pamela Gay and how they get “more from more” instead of the usual “more from less”.

A Gorgeous New Hubble Image and News from Kepler
Andrew Fraknoi | Exploring the Universe

A discussion of a wonderful new Hubble Space Telescope image of the Horsehead nebula, seen in the infrared (compared to some favorite visible light images). Plus a few words about the new Kepler planet discoveries.

Want to see comet ISON at its Brightest? Practise Now!
Ian Musgrave | Astroblog

Comet C/2012 S1 ISON may be bright, but predictions of peak brightness do mot make it clear how hard this will be to see. How can you see ISON in the daylight?

Kepler-62 and Kepler-69, a Bonanza of Exoplanets in the Habitable Zone.
Ian Musgrave | Astroblog

Celestia files to simulate the new Super-Earths in the habitable zone of Kepler 62

Watch for more soon!

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