Categories: Weekly Space Hangout

Weekly Space Hangout – January 31, 2014: No Black Holes?!?

Host: Fraser Cain
Guests: Brian Koberlein, Morgan Rehnberg, David Dickinson, Jason Major, Nicole Gugliucci

Today’s Stories
New Cosmos Trailer with Neil DeGrasse Tyson!

Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein):
Hawking’s “No Black Holes”
Magnetic Monopoles “discovery” – cosmological implications of monopoles

Morgan Rehnberg ( / @cosmic_chatter):
NASA Day of Rememberance

David Dickinson (@Astroguyz):
Brown Dwarf Weather
Planetary Imaging for Cheap
NEOWISE Spots Mars Crossing Comet
Spotting Mercury at its Best

Nicole Gugliucci ( / @noisyastronomer):
River of Hydrogen Flowing into a Galaxy
LRO images LADEE (an OH I SEE IT moment)
New Video Tutorials on Cosmoquest!

Jason Major (@JPMajor,, Universe Today, Discovery News):
The Sun Got Photobombed by the Moon

We record the Weekly Space Hangout every Friday at 12:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm Eastern. You can watch us live on Google+, Universe Today, or the Universe Today YouTube page.

Fraser Cain

Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He's also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay.

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  • I disagree that it will be better than whatever was before. Instead it must be better than the existing Cosmos. I will be very surprised to see the new Cosmos be something I want to watch because I have been turned off by the host. His lack of support for SpaceX, in fact his attempted sabotage of SpaceX, has left me thinking all sorts of negative things about him. When I see the new Cosmos I'l be emotionally looking for things to dislike. And the fact that I have seen the original Cosmos countless times, have it on all my computers, and the book it will be very hard.

    By the way CGI done right can be of a very great help. Always using CGI for proper context helps dramatically.

  • I have been visiting this website daily for over 1 year now. I usually noticed the Weekly Space Hangout links; however, today was the first day that I actually decided to click on one of them and watch it through. You guys rule. I loved it and I am definitely hooked. You all seem like really cool, fun, and super smart people. I love the dynamic in the group. I wanted to post this message here to encourage all of you to keep doing this for people like me who really enjoyed it.

    Good job Fraser, for making this a fun and interesting video that keeps the viewer entertained throughout the entire hour.

    Props to all of you for participating.

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