Welcome to the 617th 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. We have a fantastic roundup today so now, on to this week’s worth of stories!
- Martian Clouds Might Start with Meteor Trails Through the Atmosphere
- Inflatable Heat Shield Could Deliver Heavy Payloads to Worlds With a Thick Atmosphere
- Earth has a Water Cycle. Mars has a Dust Cycle
- Satellites Equipped With a Tether Would be Able to De-Orbit Themselves at the end of Their Life
- Robotic asteroid mining spacecraft wins a grant from NASA
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- Dr. Georgina Kramer discusses the odd mass found under the Moon’s surface and how it could have happened – Dr. Jordan Steckloff discusses the impact events on the asteroid Vesta
- “The OSIRIS-REx Bennu mission has made it into a circular orbit just 680 m above the surface of this little asteroid – a new image of galaxies merging 13 Billion years ago in the early days of our universe – why we need to make space for new missions to Neptune “
Andrew Fraknoi: Exploring the Universe:
- Sky & Telescope’s blog features a discussion of the new annotated catalog of more than 250 pieces of classical and popular music inspired by astronomy.
Thank you for all of your stories – we’ll see you next week!
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