Welcome to the 554th Carnival of Space! The carnival is a roaming weekly news roundup that brings together the best online writing on space science and astronomy. Every week, it finds a new host who curates the articles and publishes them on their own website or blog. This week, it’s my turn again!
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- Astronomy Cast is now available via Amazon’s Alexa!
- Send Your Name to the Sun as Part of the Parker Solar Probe!
- Kepler’s Almost Out of Fuel. It’ll Make its Last Observation in a Few Months
- New Horizons Team Has a New Nickname for the Spacecraft’s Next Target
- This Bizarre Image is a 3D Scan of a Cave Network in Spain. This Technology Could be Used to Map Out Lava Tubes on the Moon and Mars
- Astronomers Have Detected the Brightest Fast Radio Burst Ever Seen. Still No Idea What’s Causing Them
- The case for a new branch of the military: United States Space Force
- Only thing Defense’s UFO probe proves is power of political favors
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