Welcome to another installment of The Carnival of Space! Here’s some highlights of space and astronomy news from the past week. We’ve got great stories on Gravity (The Movie), Habitable Zones, Mars Exploration, and more!
First off, the Chandra blog brings us two great articles on high-energy jets emanating from black holes. The first article discusses the black hole at the center of our galaxy at: http://chandra.si.edu/blog/node/466, and the other discusses the jet from Sgr A* at: http://chandra.si.edu/blog/node/467
Universe Today covers the past 15 years of the International Space Station at: http://www.universetoday.com/106545/teenaged-space-station-thriving-after-15-years-of-science-extreme-construction-and-tricky-repairs/
In “JFK and the Moon” Dr. Paul Spudis examines the role he played in our race to the Moon. Read more at: http://blogs.airspacemag.com/moon/2013/11/jfk-and-the-moon/
The Venus transit offers a review of ‘Gravity’, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Check out the review at: http://www.thevenustransit.com/2013/11/gravity-movie.html
Cheap Astronomy investigates some of the astrophysics underlying the concept of ‘habitable zones’. Listen to the podcast at: http://www.cheapastro.com/podcasts/CA182_HabitableZones.mp3
Keep reading for more great highlights from the past week of space and astronomy news!
Here is a trio of great stories from Next Big Future. First, a summary of the Mars Flyby Architecture Study Report at: http://nextbigfuture.com/2013/11/mars-flyby-architecture-study-report.html
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