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Weekly Space Hangout – February 20, 2015 – Charles Black from SEN

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)

Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba)
Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz /

Special Guest: Charles Black (@charlesblack /

This Week’s Stories:

Astronomy news from the AAAS meeting
Triple Conjunction Friday Night
Pluto Turns 85
Star passed through the Oort cloud just 70,000 years ago
Application of Laser Microprobe Technology to Apollo Samples Refines Lunar Impact History
Voyager’s Valentine Turns 25 Today
Rover Walkabout: Curiosity Rover Report for February 12, 2015
TWiM: Elon Musk is Getting $3.5M to Write a Book About Earth and Mars
Orbital Sciences and ATK Have Officially Merged (effective 09-FEB-2015)
New Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST)
Stars Akin to the Sun Also Explode When They Die
New NavCam Images from 6km Above 67P
Mystery Mars Plume Baffles Scientists
Strange Show Spotted High Above Mars’ Surface Remains a Mystery
Why Do Starburst Galaxies Burst? ALMA Sees Super Stellar Nurseries at Heart of Sculptor Galaxy – NRAO: Revealing the Hidden Universe
The Strange Case of the Missing Dwarf
New Horizons Photos of Pluto’s Smaller Moons Nix and Hydra
Classical Nova Explosions are Major Lithium Factories in the Universe
Mars Hills Hide Icy Past
Phlegra Montes southern tip in 3D
Martian White Rock
Mars One Suspends Work on Robotic Missions
One Earth: New Horizons Message
Falcon Heavy Into Production as Pad 39A HIF Rises Out of the Ground
NASA, ESA Telescopes Give Shape to Furious Black Hole Winds
Shock, Awe and Science: Can we Find Exomoons by Looking at Exorings?

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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.

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