Space Features of the Week (20 November)

A few interesting articles about space I have come across in the last days. Definitively worth a reading, people.

Everybody who follows astrophysics and space news knows about Tabby’s Star, that so many controversies has caused since its detection. But a question actually worth asking is: if it was an alien structure, how big would it have to be to create the light-dimming scientists observed? Find the reply here.

How good will be the observations that the forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope is going to deliver? While we wait for mid-2019 to find out, watch this video.

NASA has its plans for exploring Enceladus, but someone might beat the space agency – with a private sourced mission. How exciting.

What is New Horizons -the spacecraft that visited Pluto last year – up to now? Here‘s what we can expect from the probe.

Finally, some old imagery from Mariner missions in the 1970s. Astounding how much things have changed since then. Read this to feel reasonably proud.


  1. pnebowden

    Interesting link to the Tabby’s star conundrum… personally, I just think it’s dust clouds getting in the way… but I’d love to be proved wrong, and it turns out to be aliens! Well, why not? It’s a strange universe – because it contains us !

  2. sjhigbee

    As ever, Steph, a fascinating article, filled with useful snippets. Thank you so much:)

    1. Steph P. Bianchini (Post author)

      Thanks, Sarah! Trying to get some reading down before Thanksgiving rush will start. US-xpat in the UK celebrate it on Saturday, so I’ll still have a day 😀

      1. sjhigbee

        Happy Thanksgiving, Steph:)). And happy reading!


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