Weekly Space Hangout – Nov. 7, 2014: Ship Updates & Solar System Formation

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)

Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter)
Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein)
Nicole Gugliucci (cosmoquest.org / @noisyastronomer)

This Week’s Stories:

SpaceShipTwo updates
Antares updates
ALMA’s Gorgeous Picture of Forming Solar System
Gravitational lensing of binary black holes
New dark matter idea
Quantum Weirdness Gets Weirder: Can the Wave Function of an Electron be Divided and Trapped?
Mystery of Earth’s Water Origin Solved
Ground control to Maj Tom: Bowie is back!!!!
CERN Council Selects Next Director-General: Fabiola Gianotti
Orbital Announces Go-Forward Plan for NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services Program and the Company’s Antares Launch Vehicle
International Space Station Agencies Reaffirm Support For Continued Operations
To Europa! Mission to Jupiter’s Moon Gains Support in Congress
Rosetta NAVCAM images now available under a Creative Commons licence
NASA Telecon to Discuss Mars Comet Flyby Science
Jets, Bubbles, and Bursts of Light in Taurus
The Star Trek Communicator is Real – and It’s Now On Sale
Rjukan Sun: the Norwegian Town that Does it with Mirrors
Thunderstorm in the Atacama Desert [photo]
Hubble Surveys Debris-Strewn Exoplanetary Construction Yards
NASA Rocket Experiment: Universe is Brighter Than We Thought
Philae’s Descent and Touchdown Timeline

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