Saturday, September 19, 2009

Carnival of Space #121 @ Next Big Future

This week's Carnival of Space, the 121st of its name, has been posted over at the blog Next Big Future.  Check it out to read the best posts this week in the space blogosphere.  Read about new results concerning Jupiter's aurorae, from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and a treatise on spotting the International Space Station.

Speaking of the latest in the space blogosphere, I direct your attention to one new blog and another reactivated blog.  The former is Dr. Schenk's 3D House of Satellites, where new stereo images and movies will be posted based on data from Voyager, Galileo, and Cassini.  His last few posts include movies showing the topography of Conamara Chaos on Europa, the Uranian moon Miranda, and the south polar region of Enceladus using images acquired during two encounters last year.  Schenk promises to add stereo views of the Callanish impact crater on Europa as well as some views of Io, though that will take a longer to prepare due to Io's funky phase functions and surface changes.

The latter blog is Ted Stryk's Planetary Images from Then and Now.  Stryk posts reprocessed versions of spacecraft images, including those from early Mars missions, Voyager, and Galileo.  One such image revealed one of Neptune's small, inner satellites, Despina, transiting its parent planet and casting a shadow on its atmosphere.

Link: Carnival of Space 121: Our moon, Jupiter's moon, black holes, and Space Technology Now and in the Future []

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