Welcome to the Carnival of Space! It’s where the best stories are curated for you weekly and hosted by different astronomy bloggers around the globe. We have an awesome line-up for you today. Let’s get right to it!
Universe Today writes about if the Milky Way stole these stars or kicked them out of the galaxy. It’s fascinating to try and understand the evolution of our Milky Way as well as how scientists go about doing so. Check out the full story here.
Up next is a story about the discovery of a new planetary system called HD 7924. As we try and find our place in space and answer the question are we alone, scientists are finding new planetary systems by looking at data from the K2 missions. Read the full story on what this planetary system has in store for you.
Now we look at the famous “duck” shaped comet 67p. What an amazing mission by ESA’s Rosetta team. In this story, we learn about how this comet resulted in this shape. We learn it may be caused by a collision of two comets. But there’s more going on here than just that, check out the full story here.
I really like how different this story is from your usual space stories. CosmoQuest writes about how students can use the CosmoQuest image detective tool to learn about rivers from a different angle. Check out the full post here for this interesting write-up.
CosmoQuest has a new update for you! They have released software called Mappers 2.0. This new update will allow everyday people be turned into citizen scientists that can help the community answer questions about Mercury or Mars. At the very least it’s worth playing around with, check out the full story here.
Our next story is from Next Big Future. We take a look at the ever exciting multiverse and learn about how Alan Guth describes how eternal cosmic inflation may explain the multiverse theory. Check out the full story here.
In this article, we take a look at how China launched a scaled-down version of a reusable plane. We live in an exciting time where we’re seeing this private space race as well as a global space race to build better and more efficient spacecraft. Check out the full story here.
Thanks for joining us for this week of Carnival of Space. I always love hosting these. If you want to look at past Carnival of Space posts check Universe Today’s page here.