Weekly Space Hangout – Oct. 10, 2014: Major Telescopes and Moon Water

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)

Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter)
Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba)
Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein)

This Week’s Stories:

Thirty Meter Telescope ground breaking
Where did the Moon’s water come from?
A super-Eddington black hole?
Early mega stars left no remant?
Swift Observes Mega Flares from a Mini Star
Cyanide Cloud Puts a Chill in Titan’s Air
Alexander Gerst Set for Spacewalk
Delta IV Heavy Rocket Rolls to Launch Pad for Orion’s First Flight Test
Bizarre Shape of Uranus’ ‘Frankenstein’ Moon Explained
Why Boeing Beat SpaceX in NASA’s Space-Taxi Contest
Sierra Nevada Protests NASA Commercial Crew Award, Lays Off Staff
Incredible Solar Flare Video Captured by NASA Spacecraft
Powerful Megaflare from Small Star Stuns Scientists
A Clearer Impression of Degas Crater
NASA Briefing Discussing Comet Flyby of Mars Observations
Private Inflatable Room Launching to Space Station Next Year
Moon Water Blew in on Solar Wind
XASA Partners with X-37B Program for Use of Former Space Shuttle Hangars
Send Your Name to Mars
NuSTAR Telescope Discovers Shockingly Bright Dead Star
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Aces Glide Test Flight
Hungry Black Hole Eats Faster Than Thought Possible
TV Review: Brian Cox’ Human Universe, Episode 1
Hubble Reveals Most Detailed Exoplanet Weather Map Ever
Mars Orbiter Mission shifts orbit to take cover from Siding Spring
Dark Matter Half What We Thought, Say Scientists

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