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Carnival of Space #640

29 Nov 2019, 21:02 UTC
Carnival of Space #640
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Final Stages of three Galaxies merging
Exciting events this week on the Carnival of Space #640! Martian construction with Earth bacteria, a new Black Hole find and something I can relate to having been to see JWST twice now – building large telescopes! Shall we begin?
Building Space Telescopes… In Space
Fraser Cain | Universe Today
When it comes to telescopes, bigger is better. That’s true down here on Earth, and it’s especially true out in space. As astronomers and engineers design the next generation of giant space telescopes, they’re running up against the limits of current launch providers. There are only so many ways you can fold a huge telescope to get it to fit inside a 5-meter launch fairing.
The upcoming James Webb Space Telescope is pretty much the very limit of what you can construct on Earth and put into space in a single launch. To go bigger, space agencies will need to…
There Could be Planets Orbiting Around Supermassive Black Holes
Matt Williams | Universe Today
Perhaps the greatest discovery to come from the “Golden Age of General Relativity” (ca. 1960 to 1975) was the realization that a supermassive black hole (SMBH) exists at the center ...

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