Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)
Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg )
Pamela Gay (cosmoquest.org / @cosmoquestx / @starstryder)
Kimberly Cartier (@AstroKimCartier )
Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein / briankoberlein.com)
Alessondra Springmann (@sondy)
This Week’s Stories:
Water on Martian surface, Curiosity banned
India launches nation’s first space observatory into orbit
New Charon pictures!
Magnetic fields of Earth-like planets around small stars
Flying to the edge of space without an engine is an idea so crazy it might just work?
Lawrence M. Krauss on Twitter: “Rumor of a gravitational wave detection at LIGO detector. Amazing if true. Will post details if it survives.”
How do atoms alter during a supernova explosion?
China opens global contest to name dark matter probe
Top Quark: New precise particle measurement improves subatomic tool for probing mysteries of universe?
NASA cuts ties with organization aimed at protecting Earth from asteroids
Dawn Team Shares New Maps and Insights about Ceres
Asteroids Found To Be the Moon’s Main ‘Water Supply’?
Mechanism of explosions and plasma jets associated with sunspot formation revealed
EM-1: MAF gearing up for SLS Core Stage production
NASA awards Boeing a five-year contract extension for ISS support
European Venture Seeks To Raise $1 Million for Lunar Mission
NASA selects five potential planetary missions for development
Pluto’s Big Moon Charon Reveals a Colorful and Violent History
NASA’s rover banned from examining water on Mars
Moon Express Buys Rocket Lab Launches for Lunar Missions
NASA’s MSL Curiosity Rover successfully completed drill operations at “Big Sky” on Sol 1118 of its Gale Crater mission.
Physicists from Konstanz University succeed in direct detection of vacuum fluctuations
The golden anniversary of black-hole singularity
New method will enable most accurate neutron measurement yet
10 000th Free Image Published in the ESO Image Archive
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