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08 March 2015

The Carnival of Space #396 is up @ Links Through Space


The Carnival of Space #396
Photo credit: Jason Major

Welcome to Links Through Space, astronomy for everyone.
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 396th Carnival of Space live from Kustavi Finland.
 OPEN!

First of lets head to Brian Wang's The Next Big Future for some serious science. For years now he has brought us great news about our future in space and on Earth, it is worth visiting the site.

Researchers in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at MIT describe a technique that analyzes data from NASA’s Kepler space observatory to determine the types of clouds on planets that orbit other stars, known as exoplanets. 


US rocket company SpaceX has performed its first dual-satellite mission.

Next stop is Pamela Hoffman's Every day Spacer site for a chance to join them in cool astronomy and travel adventures. Get together and enjoy the night sky. Very cool!

Give us three days and three nights – learning by day, implementing what you learned and observing at night. We’ll help you understand your scope, scopes in general and the night sky at that time of the year. You’ll go to your next star party excited and ready!

Universe Today takes us to some awesome space news. always a joy to read them.

NASA scientists have determined that a primitive ocean
on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean and
that the Red Planet has lost 87 percent of that water to space.
Water would have covered 20% of the globe
about 3 billion years ago. Credit: NASA/GSFC
It’s hard to believe it now looking at Mars’ dusty, dessicated landscape that it once possessed a vast ocean. A recent NASA study of the Red Planet using the world’s most powerful infrared telescopes clearly indicate a planet that sustained a body of water larger than the Earth’s Arctic Ocean.

Watch this great video on the Northern lights posted by Jason Major

On March 6, the Dawn spacecraft will ease into orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres. This is the visit to a dwarf planet and scientists are eager to see its surface in detail. But did you know that Ceres got its name from the ancient Roman goddess of agriculture and grain crops?

Next ride will take you to new technologies to help the satellite business and the future of mankind.

NASA's Towed Glider Air-Launch System will launch small payloads, like mini-satellites, into space more efficiently and at a fraction it currently costs, according to officials. In a spree of ingenuity, researchers have devised a launch system.

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet.


Next at the Meridiani Journal stand, you can have fun with a couple of fun and life changing articles. Enjoy!

Jupiter’s moon Europa, with its subsurface ocean, is considered by many to be the best place in the Solar System to search for extraterrestrial life. With NASA now committing itself to a new mission sometime in the 2020s, the focus is turning to what would be the best strategy for looking for any life which may be there.



The search for life elsewhere has long focused on what we are most familiar with on Earth – in other words, “life as we know it". Is it the case?

- ‘Life not as we know it': new research shows how exotic biology may be possible on Titan. Article by Paul Scott Anderson.

Don't forget the Solar Eclipse of March 20. It is a very cool event, Gadi Eidelheit @ Venus transit blog tells us how to safely view it.

A total Solar eclipse is coming and the entire Europe will see a partial eclipse. This article describes how to view the Solar eclipse safely.
- How to view a Solar eclipse safely, article by Gadi Eidelheit.


Ankor Wat, Cambodia
1st Full moon of the Year 2014
Credit: Stefan Lamoureux/KTY Toutatis
Here at Links Through Space, we introduce an earlier series of posts on Astronomy in Cambodia. Astronomy Club Toutatis from Finland visit Astronomy in Cambodia.
- Astronomy in Cambodia. 2014.

So here you have it! All the thrills and excitements of the Astronomy/Space community.
The Carnival of Space #396

If you run a space/astronomy related blog, and would like to get more awareness, participate in the Carnival of Space. Every week, a different webmaster or blogger hosts the carnival, showcasing articles written on the topic of space. It’s a great way to get to know the community, and to help your writing reach a wider audience. If you’d like to be a host for the carnival, please send email to carnivalofspace@gmail.com