12 March 2017

Carnival of Space #500 here @ Links Through Space

This is a special edition of the Carnival of Space. As we hit the 500 mark, I want to thank everyone that has participated in the Carnival of Space through out the years. This initiative that has started almost 10 years ago is still going strong and is a pillar for Space news on the internet. 
So please join me here @ Links Through Space
for this epic edition of Carnival of Space #500.

"Black Hole with Accretion Disk and Jet" currently on display at the San Diego International Airport-Melissa Weiss Walter
We start the tour with Chandra X ray Observatory's blog, which has been a steady contributor of CoS.
- Posted by Chandra / Chandra X ray Observatory's blog

Scientists were able to gauge the rate of water loss on Mars by measuring the ratio of water and HDO from today and 4.3 billion years ago. Credit: Kevin Gill
 Next stop, Universe Today who started it all by accepting the Carnival of Space as it's own.

Mars’ moon Phobos and MAVEN spacecraft orbits. Image source:
Enjoy the next ride with The Evolving Planet, a new comer in the carnival.

Pan Satellite of Saturn. GIF of images from Cassini. Credit: NASA / Cassini
 Another new comer with attitude, get ready to be mesmorized. The Solstice blog.

SOURCES- Tech Times, AP, Wikipedia
 Now to a huge contributor of the Carnival of Space, the soul of the Carnival: Next Big Future.

A Massive commercial space push and a variety of new robotic capabilities could self supporting and rapidly growing space economy. Several companies will collectively be launching about 20,000 satellites over the next few years. SpaceX, OneWeb, Telesat, O3b Networks and Theia Holdings — all told the FCC they have plans to field constellations of V-band satellites in non-geosynchronous orbits to provide communications services in the United States and elsewhere. So far the V-band spectrum of interest, which sits directly above Ka-band from about 37 GHz to the low 50 GHz range, has not been heavily employed for commercial communications services. In orbit satellite servicing is being developed. DARPA and commercial ventures are looking at in orbit satellite repair and servicing. Rob Hoyt indicates that the challenges of effectively spreading off-world and colonizing the cosmos are overcome by making it easier to manufacture and assemble large systems and structures in space. This visionary physicist, engineer, and CEO is leading a team of scientists to overcome those challenges.Rob co-founded Tethers Unlimited Inc. in 1994, and built it into a space and defense research and development firm. He is now building a spin-off, Firmamentum, to commercialize in-space manufacturing. Rob has won more grants from NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program than any other researcher.

Artist’s conception of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system as seen from one of the seven Earth-sized planets. Image Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser is nothing of a dull place to get your space news. An regular contributor of the Carnival of Space. It is the place to be.

So here you have it!
All the thrills and excitements of the Astronomy/Space community this week.
The Carnival of Space #500

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