Weekly Space Hangout – April 26, 2015: Special Cosmoquest Hangoutathon Edition

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)

Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg )
Nicole Gugliucci (cosmoquest.org / @noisyastronomer)
Nancy Atkinson (UniverseToday.com / @Nancy_A)

This Week’s Stories:
25 years of Hubble
ALMA Reveals Intense Magnetic Field Close to Supermassive Black Hole
Virtual Telescope Expands to See Black Holes
Search for Advanced Civilizations Beyond Earth Finds Nothing Obvious in 100,000 Galaxies
Apollo 13
Rosetta spots a jet form on 67P
Japan to attempt lunar landing in 2018 (maybe!)
Dark matter interactions seen
CMB cold spot mystery solved
The 2015 Lyrids
Advanced LIGO and the Hunt for Gravitational Waves
A close pass of asteroid 2015 HD1
Alien Supercivilizations Absent from 100,000 Nearby Galaxies
Fix in Works for Giant SLS Welding Machine
The Cosmic Microwave Oven Background
Questions Remain In Antares Explosion Investigation
Sierra Nevada partners with German Aerospace Center to develop Dream Chaser
Dawn captures stunning views of Ceres’ north pole
Revolutionary rocket engine passes U.S. Air Force feasibility test
Amateurs Given David Dunlap Observatory
White dwarf star may have shredded passing planet
Earth was grown from millimetre-sized stones
California Senate Votes to Honor Astronaut Sally Ride with Statue in US Capitol
A Reporter’s View: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission Taking Shape
First Signs of Self-interacting Dark Matter?
Rosetta’s comet throws out big jet
Comet Jet Awakens
Rosetta catches jet erupting from comet’s dark side
JPL Will Present their Mars Program Concept at the 2015 Humans to Mars Summit
A Cold Cosmic Mystery Solved
Asteroid just missed Earth Tuesday morning
India’s Second Moon Mission To Be Fully Homegrown
The Lunar “Distraction”
SpaceX targets May 5 for Dragon pad abort test
A Sharp View into Black Holes
RIT scientist chosen as an Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassador: Brian Koberlein will inform public about U.S. astronomy efforts
Pad 0A slowly recovering from Orb 3 accident
NASA Delays Award of Commercial Cargo Follow-On Contracts
The bright spots on Ceres are coming into closer view!
New golden record may be uploaded to New Horizons probe
First visible light spectrum from exoplanet observed
First Exoplanet Visible Light Spectrum
ALMA reveals intense magnetic field close to supermassive black hole
Blue Origin To Begin Test Flights Within Weeks
NASA creates NExSS for life search
SpaceX successfully conducts static test fire in lead up to Apr. 27 TürkmenÄlem launch
Hubble Revisits Iconic ‘Pillars of Creation’ in HD
Japan’s JAXA to attempt lunar landing in 2018
NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Kicks Off Geography Trivia from Space
43 Dinosaur Eggs Discovered at Construction Site
HASC Subcommittee Proposes Changes to RD-180 Restrictions Among Multiple Other Space Issues
Celestial fireworks celebrate Hubble’s 25th anniversary
Sorry, Interstellar, We Just Saw Some Of The Martian And It’s Way Better
An Absolutely Massive Volcano Is Exploding In Chile Right Now
Transparent Aluminum? #StarTrek Navy Makes Armor Clear As Clay

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