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Weekly Space Hangout – May 1, 2015: Prof. Coel Hellier, WASP & SuperWASP

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)
Special Guest: Prof. Coel Hellier, Professor of Astrophysics at Keele University, UK, to talk about WASP & SuperWASP.

Guests:
Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg )
Alessondra Springmann (@sondy)

This Week’s Stories:
End of MESSENGER
An Oblique View of Abedin Is One of MESSENGER’s Final Scenes
Tory Bruno Spells Out Logic Behind Vulcan Design Choices
Mysterious X-37B Military Space Plane to Fly Again Next Month
Alien Life Unlikely on Planets Around SciFi Favourite Star
Spacecraft Looks for its 3,000th Comet
SpaceX’s Dragon Crew Capsule to Undergo Key Safety Test on May 5
New Cassini Images from Saturn and its Moons
On Mars, Liquid Water Appears at Night, Study Suggests
Ariane 5 Set for Dual Launch with THor 7 and SICRAL 2
New Horizons One Earth Message
Funding Opportunities in Chile
Strange Supernova is “Missing Link” in Gamma-Ray Burst Connection
Astrophysicists Draw Most Comprehensive Map of the Universe
X-37b Has Been Testing Xenon Ion Engines
Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 with TürkmenÄlem Satellite
Volunteer Stargazers Discover Five New Supernovas
An article in the May issue of Harper’s about the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment looking for evidence of dark matter.
#KSP Kerbal Space Program 1.0 is Now Available
Launch of Progress M-27M on Russian Soyuz 2-1A; Possible Failure of Navigation Antennae Delay Rendezvous with ISS
Russian Cargo Ship Experiences Problems After Launch
Russian Resupply Mission to the Space Station in Trouble
Dueling ‘Vulcan’ Space Projects Prompt Rocket Name Quandary
Dawn Spacecraft Enters Science Orbit Around Dwarf Planet Ceres
Unmasking the Secrets of Mercury
DSAC: Paradigm Changer for Deep Space Navigation?
NASA’s NuSTAR Captures Possible ‘Screams’ from Zombie Stars
Seeing Stars through the Cloud – SKA Telescope
Latest Photos of Pluto by New Horizons
The Researcher’s Guide to the Galaxy: Team Develops New Classification System for Galaxies Based on Movement of Stars
Progress Cargo Freighter Declared a Complete Loss
NavCam Images of Rosetta Released by ESA
Milky Way’s Quiet Life Leaves it with No Dark Matter Skeleton
The Next Great Exoplanet Hunt
The Pillars of Creation Revealed in 3D
Blue Origin’s Suborbital Spacecraft Completes First Test Flight
Blue Origin Successfully Tests “”New Shepard”” Suborbital Rocket
End of Mercury MESSENGER Mission; Last Photo
What Could the Mars Colonization Transport (MCT) SpaceX Project Look Like?
Strong Evidence for Coronal Heating by Nanoflares
More Discord Over Thirty Meter Telescope
New Solar Telescope Unveils the Complex Dynamics of Sunspots’ Dark Cores
Giant Cosmic Tsunami Wakes Up Comatose Galaxies
Worms Hitch a Ride Aboard the ISS

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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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