Carnival of Space #487

December 9, 2016 in Astronomy News, Carnival of Space by Susie Murph

Welcome, come in to the 487th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. I’m Susie Murph, part of the team at Universe Today and CosmoQuest. So now, on to this week’s stories! Looking for a nice […]

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This Week’s Sky at a Glance, December 9 – 17

December 9, 2016 in Astronomy News, Observing, This Week's Sky At a Glance by Alan MacRobert

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Some daily sky events among the ever-changing Moon, planets, stars and constellations, from Sky & Telescope magazine, the essential guide to astronomy.

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NASA Juno Mission Prepares for December 11 Jupiter Flyby

December 9, 2016 in Astronomy News, science by News and Features - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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On Sunday, December 11, at 9:04 a.m. PST (12:04 p.m. EST, 17:04 UTC) NASA’s Juno spacecraft will make its third science flyby of Jupiter.

Sunrise With Solar Array

December 9, 2016 in Astronomy News by NASA Image of the Day

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Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency captured this photograph from the International Space Station on Nov. 25, 2016, and shared it on social media, writing, “Sunrises. We experience 16 sunrises every 24 hours on the International Space…

New Zealand quake reveals new land

December 9, 2016 in Astronomy News, Earth, Videos by Eleanor Imster

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The 7.8-magnitude earthquake off the coast of New Zealand’s South Island on November 13 created a thin swath of newly exposed land. Before and after images.

Watch Resupply Mission Chase Down the International Space Station This Weekend

December 9, 2016 in Astronomy Blogs, Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson, Astronomy News, international space station, News, Observing News & Current Celestial Events, Spacecraft and Space Missions by David Dickinson

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Find out how to see a cargo mission headed to the International Space Station this weekend.

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“Library Telescope” Program Takes Off

December 9, 2016 in Astronomy and Society, Astronomy and Stargazing Projects, Astronomy News, News, Stargazer's Corner: Adventures Under the Night Sky by Kelly Beatty

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From humble beginnings in 2008, a simple idea — equipping libraries with loaner telescopes — has caught on across the United States.

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John Glenn Memorialized with ‘Godspeed’ Radio Hail Turned Hashtag

December 9, 2016 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

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The same phrase that hailed astronaut John Glenn’s historic launch into space more than 50 years ago became a hashtag to mark his last departure from Earth. From politicians to astronauts, “#GodspeedJohnGlenn” trended as the news of his death spread onlin

John Glenn ‘Embodied Taking Care Of Your People’ – NASA Administrator | Video

December 9, 2016 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

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The NASA administrator will always remember John Glenn “the humanitarian, the human being and the loving husband.” Glenn passes away at the age of 95 on Dec. 9, 2016, leaving behind a tremendous legacy for spaceflight and beyond.

Japanese Cargo Ship Launches Toward Space Station

December 9, 2016 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

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Japan’s robotic HTV-6 cargo spacecraft has begun its four-day journey to the International Space Station.

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