Welcome to the 553rd Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. So now, on to this week’s stories!
First up, a roundup of stories from Universe Today.
Matt Williams asks “Could There be Alien Life Right Beneath the Surface of Icy Worlds Like Enceladus and Europa?”
“Jupiter’s Atmospheric Bands Go Surprisingly Deep,” according to 3 new studies from the Juno probe data, Matt reports.
Matt also discusses how an “Air-Breathing Electric Thruster Could Keep Satellites in Low Earth Orbit for Years.”
Then, Evan Gough invites you to “Gaze in Wonder at Jupiter’s Mysterious Geometric Polar Storms.”
Next, we head over to The Hill for Mark Whittington’s opinion piece “President Trump gets how to commercialize space — Does NASA?”
Finally, we head over to Blasting News for the last 2 stories. First, “SpaceX’s Elon Musk reveals the real reason he launched that car into space.”
And finally, “NASA is competing with China for international partners in the return to the moon.”
Thank you for all of your stories – we’ll see you next week!
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