The rumors of Comet ISON’s demise may be greatly exaggerated, well maybe not greatly, but I couldn’t resist the pun. Shown above are a series of still frames from NASA’s SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) Mission.
Reports from earlier in the evening, as well as many images from SOHO showed what looked to be the demise of comet ISON. Follow the “read more” link to see additional images and video.
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!
Fifteen years ago, in November of 1998, the Russian Zarya module, was launched – making it the first module of the International Space Station.
Over the past 15 years, the space station has been added to, and now occupies nearly the same area as a football field.
NASA is celebrating the occasion with an infographic showcasing some interesting facts. Click the “read more” link to see the full infographic.(Credit: NASA/Gary Daines)
To learn more about the International Space Station – humanity’s home away from Earth, visit www.nasa.gov/station. You can also learn how to spot the ISS as it flies over your location by visiting http://spotthestation.nasa.gov.
Carnival of Space #327 is hosted by Everyday Spacer!
This edition features great articles about:
- Our place in the Universe
- Partial Solar eclipse coverage
- Earth-like planets in our Galaxy
- Supermassive black holes
- Ion engines, near-Earth asteroids, and more!
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