Carnival of Space #27 – and an Announcement

I’m happy once again to be the host of the Carnival of Space, here at Universe Today. I also wanted to announce that I’m going to be taking over the reins of the carnival from the founder, Henry Cate, who’s getting a little spread too thin with everything he’s working on. A big thanks to Henry for putting the time to get things to this point, and I hope I’m able to live up to the high standards he created. If you have any questions, just drop me an email at [email protected].

Now, onto the carnival.

Space Files writes about a little known amateur-built satellite bound for Mars.

Have you ever wondered what the Milky Way would look like if you could get outside it? astropixie takes us on a tour out of the galaxy, step by step.

Maybe there isn’t any such thing as dark matter. Centauri Dreams looks at an alternative theory to Newtonian gravity that might just solve the problem.

Surfin English shows the tricks, tools and techniques you need to photograph the planets.

As the media focuses its attention on the troubles with torn solar arrays and stuck joints affecting the latest shuttle/ISS mission, Stuart Atkinson, is frustrated by the lack of attention paid to a very special and historic meeting that took place at the start of the mission.

Once it was thought that moons could not exist within the Roche Limit. Now there is evidence of moons and possibly other massive objects. Since Saturn’s Rings contain conditions similar to the Solar System’s formation, they may shed light on how our Earth was formed. From A Babe in the Universe.

And finally, from my own Universe Today, I humbly offer up this article about the search for the origins of the Tunguska impactor.