Weekly Space Hangout – February 27, 2015: In Memory of Leonard Nimoy

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)

Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg )

This Week’s Stories:

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83
Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy Leaves a Lasting Legacy
Life on Europa? Scientists Ponder the Possibilities
SpaceX to Upgrade Drone Ship for Next Falcon Landing Attempt
ATV Break-Up Camera Misses Cargo Tug’s Final Fiery Plunge
New Experiment Doesn’t See Fifth Force, Rules Out Class of Dark Energy Models
Google Lunar XPrize Teams Partner for a 2016 SpaceX Moonshot
Congressional Hearing this Week to Focus on Commercial Space
NASA Announces Winning Ideas for Mars Balance Mass Challenge
Saturn Super-Storm Reveals Water Ice
Mars One Plan to Colonise Red Planet Unrealistic, Says Leading Supported
Dawn Approaches: Two Faces of Ceres
SpaceX Pushes Eutelsat Launch Back to March 1st
Mars One Loses Television Deal
NASA Eyes New Mars Orbiter for 2022
Improved Vision for James Webb Space Telescope
Russian Space Agency Endorses ISS Until 2024
Curiosity Rover Drilling at Pink Cliffs
An Impossibly Large Black Hole has been Detected
“Bright Spot” on Ceres Has Dimmer Companion
Have Americans Given Up on Going to Space?
Successful Spacewalk Ends with Water Leak
#TWiM: Legless Falcon 9 Conducts Static Fire Test Ahead of Sunday Launch
UCLA Physicists Offer a Solution to the Puzzle of the Origin of Matter in the Universe
“Golden Stars” Flicker in Patters Taht Da Vinci Would Love
NASA Missions May Re-Elevate Pluto and Ceres from Dwarf Planets to Full-on Planet Status
Looking Deeply into the Universe in 3D
A Galaxy Next Door: Infrared observations of classical Cepheid stars accurately measure the true average distance of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC)
A New Supermassive Plack Hole Puzzles Scientists
Pockets of Calm Protect Molecules Around a Supermassive Black Hole
How do Phobos and Deimos Look From Mars?
Inside the Roc’s Lair
Stars Found Forming at Milky Way’s Outer Edge

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3 Replies to “Weekly Space Hangout – February 27, 2015: In Memory of Leonard Nimoy”

  1. Everyone’s thinkin’ it, so I’m sayin’ it:


  2. Good job you two! It’s got to be difficult pulling off a double duty broadcast like that, and at the last minute too? But since there’s ALWAYS something worthy reporting, we readers know we can depend on you to come thru for us. It demonstrates your professionalism and journalistic dedication… and IS appreciated!

    re: Bright spots on Ceres. Initially I voted for cratering as the culprit. Hmm now… I’ll stick with that but include the idea that perhaps a high velocity impactor generated tremendous heat as it bored it’s way in vaporizing and ejecting a geyser of expanding gases and icy material behind it? Simply coincidence the impact was in the center of the older crater with deeper penetration due to fracturing below? Two bright spots indicating a co-orbital for the impactor?

    Or, it’s the remains of a crashed alien spaceship. ~@; P

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