The latest edition of the Carnival of Space, the 164th, is now online over at Next Big Future. This week, space blogs focused on issues such as an updated Lunar Sample Atlas, terrestrial extremophiles, the Mars rover Curiosity, and the distribution of exoplanets discovered by the Kepler telescope.
Looking elsewhere on the web, The New York Times Art&Design reporter Edward Rothstein reviewed an exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington titled, "Beyond: Visions of Our Solar System". The art exhibit includes 148 images from various space missions, including an image of Io. New Horizons imaged the Jupiter system from a distance of 2.4 billion kilometers on June 24, 2010. Even from that great distance, Europa and Ganymede were visible and Jupiter was 12 pixels wide in LORRI camera images.
Link: Carnival of Space 164 [nextbigfuture.com/]