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Carnival of Space #497

17 Feb 2017, 18:24 UTC
Carnival of Space #497
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Welcome, come in to the 497th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. I’m Susie Murph, part of the team at Universe Today and CosmoQuest. So now, on to this week’s stories!

Over at Planetaria, Paul Scott Anderson reports on New Horizons completes another course adjustment in preparation for 2019 flyby of next KBO.
Our friends over at Blasting News have a great list of stories for us this week. First, the Hubble repair mission by Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser mini-shuttle proposed. Then, check out about how India calls for a substantial increase it its civil space spending. Next, check out the buzz in Hollywood on why Jessica Chastain’s ‘Mercury 13’ project provokes outrage on Twitter. Then, learn about NASA rolling out a plan to land on Europa. Also, a Bill has been introduced in Congress to send NASA back to the moon, and NASA is considering sending a crewed Orion spacecraft around the moon in 2019.
Finally, the Google Lunar X Prize announces Moonbot Challenge aimed at young people.
Over at the Chandra X-Ray Observatory website, guest blogger Dacheng Lin, ...

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