Welcome to the 201st gathering of best space news on the web; something we call the Carnival of Space. If you’re new, please take a look at past Carnivals. If you like what you see and want to participate by contributing or hosting, let us know.
June has been a spectacular month for astronomy and space. Most of the world, except for North America, will witness the best total lunar eclipse since 2007. Vega 0.0 guides beginners (in Spanish) in viewing this astronomical event on the 15th. Unless you’re in Australia, in which case the eclipse occurs on the 16th. Astroblogger Ian Musgrave also gives timings and observing tips. While Urban Astronomer is gazing at the Moon this month, he may be using lunar occultation to turn the Moon into a telescope. You can too. Astroswanny live blogs a transit on KOI 256b. Did you know there were as many as 8 of the Kepler objects of interest transiting every hour!!!
Welcome, welcome to the Web’s 180th spectacular Carnival of Space. You say you don’t know what this carnival is all about? Hosted by our illustrious ring-leader, Fraser Cain, you can head over to the Carnival homepage for the full details and archive.
My God it’s full of stars! Three times more stars by astronomers’ count according to Brian Wang at Next Big Future. A better count of red dwarf stars finds 20 times more in elliptical galaxies. That boosts the estimates for the number of stars in the universe to 300 sextillion. Astronotes calls red dwarfs the most important stars in the universe.
Welcome to the 171st installment of spacey enjoyment; something we like to call the Carnival of Space. Pull back the tent flap and come on in. Theres more goodness on the inside.
You know its always hard to know where to start when there is so much interesting news. Theres been a lot of talk about meteorites on Earth and near-Earth objects this week. But you may not have heard of OileÃ¡n Ruaidh. The Road to Endeavour calls it the most beautiful Barsoomian meteorite ever.
Step right up; no need to crowd. Be one of the first to revel in all the strange and wondrous sights the universe has to offer. For you, my friends, are about to experience the best astro news gathered from Earth’s internet, with a complete archive here.
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