Saturday, March 07, 2009

Carnival of Space #93

Carnival of Space #93 is hosted this week by the Planetary Society Blog. Emily Lakdawalla points out that a carnival is certainly in order on the occasion of the successful launch of NASA's Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft last night (shown here). She also points out that the Planetery Society has recently launched its own contribution to exoplanet studies with its Catalog of Exoplanets. It boggles the mind to think that we already know about enough exoplanets that we actually need a database for them! Kepler could add a number of Earth-size exoplanets to that list in the coming months. I wrote a post about Kepler's search strategy about a year ago ("Staring at the Suns").

Exoplanets are cool, but this week's carnival is not all about exoplanets - there are posts on comets, the moon, future technologies, supernovae, and much more. Check it out.

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