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Carnival of Space #192

Welcome to the carnival of space #192! This week the Carnival of Space travels to Spain.

If you have no idea what a carnival of space is, you can head over to the Carnival of Space homepage for the full details and archive.

1.- Launching this week's Carnival, Allen Versfeld at Urban Astronomer hosts an article about The Pioneer Anomaly, an interesting new aproach to an old problem seems to have solved the Pioneer Anomaly.

2.- Ian Musgrave at Astroblog writes about Comet Elenin, in the article Will C/2010 X1 Elenin, the Comet of Doom, Evaporate?. Why are Doom and Gloom people obsessed with comet Elenin? The comet may evaporate anyway. 

3.- Pradeep Mohandas at Parallel Spirals tell us about the ISRO Annual Report – Space Access component. ISRO came out with its Annual Report for 2011. Looking at the space access component of this report.

4.- Ian O'Neill at Discovery News writes about what the Tevatron has really discovered. If you're a little hazy about the details of Wednesday's buzz surrounding the potential discovery of "new physics" in Fermilab's Tevatron particle accelerator, don't worry, you're not alone.

5.- Brian Wang at  NextBigFuture hosts the article Spacex Falcon Heavy almost big enough to Launch Bigelow BA-2100. Bigelow Aerospace has designed a larger, heavier, and more capable expandable space station module, or interplanetary human transport module The BA 2100 would have a 2100 cubic meter volume and the BA 330 has a 330 cubic meter volume. The International space station has an internal volume of 1,000 cubic meters. the new Spacex Falcon Heavy can launch 50-60 tons which should be enough for a 1500 cubic meter inflatable station.

6.- Carolyn Collins at TheSpacewriter talks about galaxy observation that was the target of a contest available to students in Australia. The winners got to "point" Gemini Observatory at the object of their choice. you can find out more about it here.

7.- Chris Dann at Weirdwarp participates with the article A New Human Race To Explore The Stars?. As Chris says "I feel that we will still feel a yearning to actually experience these places ourselves. This would have to be a long way into the future as I am not talking about the solar system but much further beyond and probably a bit beyond that again."

8.- Finally, my contribution to this Carnival of Space edition is a post about the exoplanets investigations and the different techniques.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this edition of the Carnival of Space at Vega 0.0!
Next week, Carnival of Space at Robot Guy.

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  1. Interesante el articulo de Ian Musgrave, seria bueno traducirlo!

    Me llama la atención la posibilidad de que el cometa Elenin no "sobreviva" a su paso cercano al sol, tanto revuelo para que se evapore :( , ojala eso no pase y sobreviva y podamos verlo. :)

    Un saludo!


  2. Hola Edgar!

    Por desgracia la única traducción que puedo hacer es de aquellos post propios. Se trata de un Carnaval y los post son propiedad de los participantes. De todos modos con la útilidad de traducción de google puedes hacerlo fácilmente.

    En cuanto al Elenin, pues si, a ver si hay suerte y después del verano disfrutamos de un gran cometa en el cielo.



  3. Hola. Ni en Rio de janeiro hacen tanto carnval seguido. Enhorabuena están muy bien.

  4. Gracias Jaime. Ha sido una casualidad que ambos hayan sido en semanas consecutivas.



  5. Bueno, de todos modos haré un resumen de su articulo en mi bitácora de cometa elenin.

    ojala el Cometa "sobreviva", Ian ponía el ejemplo del cometa 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann que se desintegro en su paso cercano en el 1995, y que incluso paso mas cerca que lo que pasara Elenin este octubre.

    Un saludo!

  6. El cometa Elenin va a dar mucho juego y muchos post hasta el otoño!


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