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Next Big Future: Carnival of Space 467
1. Planetaria Astronomers image massive exoplanet in triple-star system The planet, known as HD 131399Ab, is 320 light-years from Earth and orbits the brightest of the three stars in the triple-star system. This orbit is the ...
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Carnival of Space #460 - Everyday Spacer http://buff.ly/1TJdEkl
Welcome to the Carnival of Space #460! This time, Allen Versfeld and I are offering you ‘twofer’ the price of one. Once you are done here, pop on by to read more at Allen’s Urban Astronomer for Carnival of Space … Continue reading →
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SpaceX Taps Superhero Designer For Its Spacesuits - Universe Today
SpaceX has hired super-hero movie costume designer Jose Fernandez to design space suits for its astronauts.
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There's simply no way out of work today to watch the Mercury transit... so I'll be streaming it from Slooh instead!
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Carnival of Space 456: Best Space Stories of the Week!
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The best space stories of the week featuring Carnival of Space 456!
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So what, exactly, are these podcast things that I keep talking about?
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Every now and then, when I tell somebody that Cathrine and I do a podcast, I get asked “What’s that?”. I’ve been in conversations at parties where we talk about our favourite podcasts, and somebody always asks “What’s a podcast?”. And the answers these people get are not helpful because they are inconsistent and contradictory. So I’m writing this to try…
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Carnival of Space #259 is hosted by Urban Astronomer:
Welcome to the Carnival of Space, where we bring together the newest and most interesting space news for your weekly consumption. If you’ve been wondering when last week’s carnival was going to land, well we’re doing something a little different today! Pam Hoffman from Everyday Spacer and I have worked together for a double-release, meaning that you get not one but two carnivals! The first you can read here, on this page, and the second is ove...
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Johannes Kepler - Urban Astronomer
If you’ve ever heard of the Kepler Telescope, it should come as no surprise to learn that it’s named after an astronomer. The Kepler Telescope is involved in the search for habitable planets beyond our solar system — but why would it be named after an astronomer who was born in 1571? Johannes Kepler was lucky enough to be taught by some of the greatest astronomers of his time. In return, he discovered three major laws regarding how planets move. ...
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Astronomy set to dance
LIMA — Astrophysicist Paul Sutter had a random idea just one year ago for an entertaining way to present the life story of the stars above....
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Half-arsed effort at a wind shelter to keep the telescope steady.
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Atmospheric Waves Awareness: An Explainer
There are two types of atmospheric waves that are critically important on Earth and other planets: gravity waves and planetary waves.
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This is the g+ page for Urban Astronomer, a South African based website which tries to help those of us interested in the stars to learn a little about astronomy. How to observe?  What are those things you showed me in your telescope?  What are professional astronomers learning about the universe while I enjoy the view?