Carnival of Space Image Credit: Jason Major

Time flies, and it’s time for Urban Astronomer to host the Carnival of Space yet again! This week we’ve got a well-packed issue for you, so get comfortable and settle in for the long haul.

The week starts with Universe Today:


Then come three articles from a new contributor, Blasting News:


From The Space Writer:


From Next Big Future:


From Planetaria:


From The Brown Spaceman:


From the official blog of the Chandra Xray Telescope:


And finally, from Andrew Fraknoi:

    • Perseid Meteor Shower May Show an Outburst. This Thursday and Friday, there will be one of the best annual meteor showers you and your family can watch -– the Perseids. And some experts are even predicting that there might be a meteor “outburst” this year –- where the number of shooting stars increases beyond the usual rates.


And that’s that for the Carnival of Space #470 – thank you for reading this far!  If you are a space science or astronomy writer and would like to feature one of your articles on the carnival, please let us know We’re also always looking for websites to take a turn at hosting the carnival, so if you’d like to volunteer, we’d really like to hear from you.  In either case, drop us an email at


About Allen Versfeld

Allen is an amateur astronomer, an IT professional, a podcaster, a father of five beautiful kids and a barely competent chess player. He is also the director of the Astrophotography Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he coordinates and promotes the activities of people who are far better photographers than him.


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