Weekly Space Hangout – Oct. 31, 2014: Bad Week in Space

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)

Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter)
Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba)
Alessondra Springmann (@sondy)
Ken Kremer (kenkremer.com / @ken_kremer)

This Week’s Stories:

SpaceShip 2 Crash
Antares rocket explosion
Dark matter at Milky Way center
Rosetta update?
New high-altitude skydiving record set by Google exec
NASA Identifies Ice Cloud Above Cruising Altitude on Titan
A Hellacious Two Weeks on Jupiter’s Moon Io
Mars Orbiter’s Spectrometer Shows Oort Comet’s Coma

First Time-lapse Images of Exploding Fireball From A Nova

SpaceX to Try Rocket Landing on Floating Ocean Platform, Elon Musk Says
Poland to Join the European Southern Observatory
LOFAR Discovers Largest Carbon Atoms Outside Our Milky Way
New HiRISE Photos of Mars Released
Planet-forming Lifeline Discovered in a Binary Star System
New Results from Curiosity Rover: ChemCam Sheds New Light on Yellowknife Bay
When Did Galaxies Settle Down?
Possible Supernova in M61
Planet Hunters Analyzing Kepler Data Discover 3-Planet System Orbing a Young, 1-Billion Year Old, Sun-like Star Named PH3 [Formerly known as Kepler-289]
NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Now Complete
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Suffers ‘In-Flight Anomaly’ and Has Apparently Been “Lost”

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