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Carnival of Space #280

The Inter­nets were abuzz last week with all sorts of spacey news. Let’s dive right in for the 280th edi­tion of Car­ni­val of Space!

Last week marked the 40th anniver­sary of Apollo 17 leav­ing the Moon. Amy Shira Tei­tel with Vin­tage Space offers a look back at the last words they spoke while still on its sur­face.

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Carnival of Space #201

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.

Par­tial Lunar eclipse as seen from Ade­laide at 21:30 pm, 26 June 2010. 4″ New­ton­ian Reflec­tor, 20 mm Plossl eye­piece and Canon IXUS 100 IS (400 ASA, 1/15 exposure)

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!!!

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The ancient peo­ples saw pic­tures in the sky. From those pat­terns in the heav­ens, ancient sto­ry­tellers cre­ated leg­ends about heroes, maid­ens, drag­ons, bears, cen­taurs, dogs and myth­i­cal crea­tures…
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