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Carnival of Space #496

10 Feb 2017, 23:03 UTC
Carnival of Space #496
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There is so much good stuff, I won’t be long. Say goodbye to an old friend from TV, welcome a new member to the Carnival The Evolving Planet and learn more about the Carnival of Space, click here. On with the Carnival!
Ancient Annular: Dating Joshua’s Eclipse
David Dickinson | Universe Today
Astronomy turns up in fascinating junctures in history. Besides just the romantic angle, we can actually pin down contextual events in ancient history if we can tie them in with a spectacle witnessed in the heavens. A recent look at the story of…
Juno Buzzes Jupiter a Mere 4,300 Km’s Above the Cloud Tops
Matt Williams | Universe Today
On July 4th, 2016, NASA’s Juno spacecraft made history when it became the second mission to establish orbit around Jupiter – the previous being the Galileo spacecraft, which orbited the planet from 1995 to 2003. Since that time, it has circled the massive gas giant three times, collecting data on…
The Race To Image Exoplanets Heats Up!
Matt Williams | Universe Today
Thanks to the deployment of the Kepler mission, thousands of extrasolar planet candidates have been discovered. Using a variety of indirect detection methods, astronomers have detected countless ...

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