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Carnival of Space #472

By Susie Murph The tent is up! This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Pamela Hoffman at the Everyday Spacer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #472. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of...

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Carnival of Space #471

By Susie Murph This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Stefan Lamoureaux at the Links Through Space blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #471. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If...

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5 Days, 2 Spectacular Conjunctions

By Bob King Conjunctions of bright planets make for jewelry in the sky. This week, get ready for some celestial shimmer. If you’ve been following the hither and thither of Mars and Saturn near Antares this summer, you know these planets have been constantly on...

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Some Humans Just Sacrificed Their Jobs At CERN

By Matt Williams Yes, despite what some people were clearly meant to believe, jobs are about the only thing being sacrificed at CERN recently. After a strange video depicting what was meant to look like a human sacrifice on its Geneva campus went viral, the European...

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Europa Clipper Team Braces For Bad News

By Evan Gough Jupiter’s moon Europa is a juicy target for exploration. Beneath its surface of ice there’s a warm salty, ocean. Or potentially, at least. And if Earth is our guide, wherever you find a warm, salty, ocean, you find life. But finding it...

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Cooking Up Life in the Cosmic Kitchen

By Bob King Kitchens are where we create. From crumb cake to corn on the cob, it happens here. If you’re like me, you’ve occasionally left a turkey too long in the oven or charred the grilled chicken. When meat gets burned, among the smells informing your...

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What are the Planets of the Solar System?

By Matt Williams At one time, humans believed that the Earth was the center of the Universe; that the Sun, Moon, planets and stars all revolved around us. It was only after centuries of ongoing observations and improved instrumentation that astronomers came to...

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