Welcome, come in to the 507th 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 findings from two ‘ocean moons’ increase possibility of finding alien life. Cassini and the Hubble Space Telescope have dramatically increased our odds in this endeavor.

Paul also reports on how four of the Trappist worlds may genuinely be covered in water, possibly even in liquid form in Water worlds? Updated masses for TRAPPIST-1 planets.

Next, we head over to The Evolving Planet, where Irene Sino Cruz shares with us howNASA Reveals Saturn’s Enceladus Has The Basic Ingredients For Life. The water vapor on Enceladus contains hydrogen and other molecules necessary for life to grow, with only a few more chemicals left to verify.

And as we come back to Universe Today, we have a variety of stories this week. First up, Bob King shows us how Earth Beams From Between Saturn’s Rings in New Cassini Image. Next, Matt Williams asks regarding the discovery of LHS 1140b – a super-Earth located approximately 39 light years from Earth Is This The Exoplanet Where Life Will First Be Found? And finally, Evan Gough details how Opportunity is Leaving ‘Tribulation’ Behind and heading off to investigate “Perseverance Valley.”

Thank you for all of your stories – we’ll see you next week!

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Susie Murph

Susie Murph is the Communications Specialist at CosmoQuest. She also produces Astronomy Cast and the Weekly Space Hangout, and is the former producer of the Parsec Award-winning Guide to Space video series.

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