Categories: Weekly Space Hangout

Weekly Space Hangout – March 27, 2015: Dark Matter Galaxy “X” with Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)
Special Guest: Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti, Lead Investigator for team that may have discovered Dark Matter Galaxy “X”.

Morgan Rehnberg ( / @MorganRehnberg )
Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz /
Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein)

This Week’s Stories:

Eclipse Season 2015
Dark matter darker than we thought
LHC won’t disprove the big bang
Nova in Saggitarius – Naked Eye at 5th Magnitude
SpaceX Eyes Spaceport America for Testing Recovered Boosters at Parabolic Arc
The Next Generation of Space Station Experiments
The Mapping of Pluto Begins Today
CRS 2 Contract Sees New Lockheed Martin Spacecraft, Dream Chaser Reborn
New Dwarf Galaxies Near Milky Way
Colliding Stars Explain Enigmatic Seventeenth Century Explosion
New Research Suggests Solar System May Have Once Harbored Super-Earths
NASA Reformats Memory of Longest-Running Mars Rover
Soyuz Launch Double-Header Set for Friday
Chemical Fingerprints of Ancient Supernovae Found
Supergirls Conquer Obama at White House Science Fair
A Meteorite Older than Earth Could Tell Us How Planets Were Made
NASA Agrees to Aid Dream Chaser Development to CDR Level
NASA Satellites Catch “Growth Spurt” from Newborn Protostar
Sending the Garden of ETON to Space; Crowdfunding Project
Supernova Mystery Found at the Bottom of the Sea
Space Experiment Hunts for Key to Alzheimer’s Disease in Weightlessness
You Can Vote to Name America’s New Rocket from ULA
Explosions of Jupiter’s Aurora Linked to Planet-Moon Interaction
NASA Announces Next Steps on Journey to Mars: Progress on Asteroid Initiative
How Black Holes Clear Galaxies of Star Making Gas
The Wild Story Behind an Astronaut’s Lucky Patches
NASA Is Moving Forward with a Less Ambitious Asteroid Mission
One-Year ISS Mission Preview: 28 Experiments, 4 Expeditions, and 2 Crew Members
Three Ways to Fix the LHC Before its Big Reboot
MAVEN Sposts Dust Cloud, Aurora on Mars
Best View Yet of Dusty Cloud Passing Galactic Center Black Hole

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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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