29 September 2013

Carnival of Space #321 Here on Links Through Space

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This is the blog of our Astronomy Club here in Kustavi, Finland
We write/post news about space related topics and we showcase our Astrophotos and Timelapses.
Our blog is a way for you to follow Space/Astronomy news and find new links through the Internet about Space and astronomy.
So here we have it, Ladies and Gentlemen!
Links Through Space is honored to declare the 321th Carnival of Space live from Kustavi Finland.

This edition of the Carnival of Space starts with the much anticipated Comet ISON C/2012. Hope it will be a good one. At our Astronomy Club Toutatis we are preparing to follow the comet and snap great pictures of it.
Comet Ison 2013 Credit: John Chumack
Many backyard observers will get their first good look at Comet ISON in the coming month. If you want to see this comet for yourself, here’s everything you’ll need to know!
UniverseToday ǀ Comet ISON: A Viewing Guide from Now to Perihelion

This summer, two U.S. congresswomen proposed making the Apollo landing sites national historic parks. This post explores the idea. What would it entail? Would they be the first outer space parks? Would they even be legal?

TheSpacewriter explores Sagittarius A* at the heart of our galaxy.
The Spacewriter's ramblings ǀ The Sag A* Black Hole "Volcano"

The densest galaxy in the nearby part of the Universe may have been found. Packed with an extraordinary number of stars, this unusual galaxy is providing astronomers with clues to its intriguing past and how it fits into the galactic evolutionary chain.

Explaining the basic properties of galaxies - from spirals like our own Milky Way to dwarf galaxies like the Magellanic Clouds - has been one of the central occupations of astronomers over the last few decades.

I believe that there is abundant value in making our near-term goal the creation of a flexible and permanent system that opens up space for many different and varied uses. Making the space program a Quest for Life Elsewhere is a prescription for failure and ultimately, termination.

The Cygnus spacecraft is loitering near the ISS. Photos To Space takes a look at the causes of the delay and why sometimes waiting is a good thing.

A ‘laser starway’ concept by Charles Quarra present is a natural evolution of the work of both Robert Forward and Geoffrey Landis in extending the reach of beamed power into deep interstellar space, by taming the beam divergence that is ever present in all laser wavefronts...

Mode-locked Lasers can be applied to deflecting a near earth object on collision course with earth

Picture of Comet ISON and Astreoid Eros close together, with added Animation. This is great!
This week Carnival of Space #321 picture is a wide field picture of the region of the Elephant Trunk :D
Credit: Astronomy Club Toutatis/S. Lamoureux

So here you have it! All the thrills and excitements of the Astronomy/Space community.
The Carnival of Space #321

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