Categories: Weekly Space Hangout

Weekly Space Hangout – Dec. 5, 2014: Orion’s Successful Launch!

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)

Morgan Rehnberg ( / @cosmic_chatter)
Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba)

This Week’s Stories:
Orion launch
Planck conference
conference on dust in “nearby” galaxies
Hayabusa 2: A Carbonaceous Asteroid Adventure – Story by Adam: Posted in the Space News Category on Crew
Nature Makes All Articles Free to View
NASA’s Cube Quest Challenge Aims to Send Nanosatellites to Lunar Orbit and Beyond on First SLS Flight
Sierra Nevada Completes Dream Chaser’s Milestone 15 for Prior Phase of Commercial Crew
Astronomers See Atomic Hydrogen Emission in Galaxies at Record Breaking Distances
Asteroid Brushes the Horsehead Nebula
New Cosmological Theory Goes Inflation-Free?
NASA’s Webb Telescope ISIM Gets Cubed for Gravity Test
New Images Refine View of Infant Universe – NY Times
Frontier Fields Finds Faint Light of Homeless Stars
Large Binocular Telescope Detects One of the Faintest NEOs Ever Observed
Strange Galaxy Perplexes Astronomers – NRAO: Revealing the Hidden Universe
The Quest for Organic Molecules on the Surface of 67P/C-G; Ptolemy Data
Stars Above and Earth Below: NASA’s Proposed New Airship Competition Good for Science
Ground-Based Detection of Super-Earth Transit Paves Way to Remote Sensing of Small Exoplanets
Surprise within a Cloud: A Very Young Star in the Process of Forming as the Cloud Collapses Under Gravity
ESA’s JUICE Mission Receives Approval to Proceed Toward Implementation
New Standards Issued on Blue Light at Night
Laser Link Offers High-Speed Delivery
Researchers Tackle Inner Secrets of Neutron Stars
Mission to discover hundreds of black holes could unlock secrets of the Universe.
Did Philae Graze a Crater Rim During its First Bounce?
Supercomputer Simulation of Magnetic Field Loops on the Sun
Spacetime.Rocks, Online Publishing Media Dedicated to Space and Astrophysics News in India
A Colorful Gathering of Middle-aged Stars
NanoRacks: Learning How Our Solar System Formed, from Inside the International Space Station
Journey to the Center of the Milky Way
Chilean Astronomers Using @ALMA Observatory Discover New Hints About Massive Star Formation
Australian and Korean Telescopes Connected for Detailed Vew of the Universe
Seeing into the Heart of Mira A and its Partner
Gas cloud in the galactic center is part of a larger gas streamer
Is Dark Energy Gobbling Dark Matter, and Slowing Universe’s Expansion?
Black Holes Seem to Know Their Place in the Cosmic Web
Making Gravity-Free Espresso in Space Really is Rocket Science
Friends in Space Social Network
SpaceX’s Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Ready for Action
NASA Announces New Opportunities for Public Participation in Asteroid Grand Challenge
Final Assembly Begins for NASA’s Next Mars Lander: InSight
A Mission to Europa Just Got a Whole Lot More Likely
Virginia May Seek Federal Funds for Wallops Spaceport Repairs
FRR Gives “Go” For Flight Test While Teams Prep for Recovery

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Fraser Cain

Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He's also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay. Here's a link to my Mastodon account.

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