Weekly Space Hangout – May 23, 2015: Dr. Rhys Taylor

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Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)
Special Guest:Dr. Rhys Taylor, Former Arecibo Post Doc; Current research involves looking for galaxies in the 21cm waveband.

Guests:
Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg )
Alessondra Springmann (@sondy)

This Week’s Stories:

Planetary Society Light sail
China’s Crazy Plan To Mine The Moon
New Horizons spots Kerberos and Styx
Mexican Satellite Launched on Proton-M Carrier Rocket Likely Lost
ISS Orbit Correction Failed
Air Force set to launch another mysterious X-37B space plane mission
MoonLIGHT lunar laser ranging array to continue work of Apollo
SpaceX gets certified to launch NASA science missions
Officials: Onus on Orbital ATK for Wallops Island Repairs
Bill Nye’s plan to bring Carl Sagan’s sailing spacecraft to life was funded in a day
The Curiosity Mars rover caught a stunning blue sunset on the Red Planet
Rare cluster of four quasars found
Boeing selects new contractor for CST-100 hatch
A Second Attempt to Boost the ISS
Cassini studies tiny, distant moon Kiviuq
Magnetar Near Supermassive Black Hole Delivers Surprises
Crew Access Tower Coming Together for CST-100
How Mars can have a blue sunset
Russian Mission Control Center Successfully Adjusts ISS Orbit
Standing Stones on a Comet
Ion Electrospray Engines Could Take Cubesats to the Moon and Beyond
It’s hard to run a satellite company when your supply rockets keep blowing up
Bolden Criticizes Aspects Of House NASA Funding Bill
NASA Challenges Designers to Construct Habitat for Deep Space Exploration
Photonic Laser Thruster Propels Simulated Spacecraft
Circular orbits for small extrasolar planets
OPALS Boosts Space-to-Ground Optical Communications Research
Riddle of comet dust delivered back to Earth
Astronauts practise fire drill aboard Soyuz simulator
Inmarsat First To Feel Ripple Effects of Latest Proton Failure
The first Martian marathon
Russia looks to space future after bruising failures
How astronauts fight fires in space
#LightSail Launch and Mission Control
ESO’s VLT Sees Beautiful Medusa Nebula
China is planning the first ever landing on the far side of the Moon
140 Years of International Time
#LHC Protons set to collide at 13 TeV to prepare for physics
#TWiM ViaSat Sees Falcon Heavy as Pacing Item in Growth Plans
‘Ocean Worlds Exploration Program’: New Budget Proposal Calls for Missions to Europa, Enceladus, and Titan
Congress Seeks Significant Shift in NASA Budget Priorities
Galaxy Shines With The Light of 300 TRILLION Suns! Brightest Ever Found
#LightSail Spacecraft sailing on sunbeams begins test flight
Cassini seeks out Saturn’s shimmering aurorae

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1 Response

  1. FarAwayLongAgo says:

    Next year the 500 meter aperture telescope will be ready in China (Arecibo is “only” 305 meters). And with state of the art instruments connected to its huge surface. The hunt for big photons is on! And I think it can be used as a radar too.

    That’s the kind of stuff which should be built in a crater on the far side of the Moon, to avoid microwave ovens and such.

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