Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)
Paul Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter)
Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg )
Kimberly Cartier (@AstroKimCartier )
Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein / briankoberlein.com)
This Week’s Stories:
Nobel Prize in Physics
Neutrinos Must Have Mass! Physics Nobel Awarded For Work On Neutrinos’ Metamorphosis
Impact of Declining Proposal Success Rate on Scientific Productivity
Mysterious Ripples Around Planet-Forming Disk
Exoplanet Habitibility Index
The First Private Lunar Mission Has Set a Launch Date for 2017
Repairs Completed at Orbital ATK’s Antares Launch Pad
20th anniversary of 51 Peg b
Possible First signs of self-interacting dark matter
Water ice and blue haze on Pluto
Einstein ring helps weigh a black hole
Physicists To Put One Large Physical Object In Two Places At The Same Time
Space travel for the 1%: VirginGalactic’s $250,000 tickets haunt New Mexico town
Southampton researchers find a new way to weigh a star
Where to look for life? UW astronomers devise ‘habitability index’ to guide future search?
Geology Award Going to Mars Landing Site Expert at JPL
Meet 7 Alien Planets Most Likely to Have Life
Exoplanet Anniversary: From Zero to Thousands in 20 Years?
NASA Challenge Seeks Ways to Use Mars’ Natural Resources for Astronauts?
The burgeoning field of neutrino astronomy
LIGO’s SURF Students Look for the Perfect Wave?
NASA Eyes Sample-return Capability for Mars Orbiter
Study indicates Earth’s inner core was formed 1- 1.5 billion years ago
Simulated Mars rover failure puts astronaut ePartners to test?
New Horizons Finds Blue Skies and Water Ice on Pluto?
Wet Paleoclimate of Mars Revealed by Ancient Lakes at Gale Crater?
NASA Releases Plan Outlining Next Steps in the Journey to Mars?
Dark Matter May Power Supernovae
NASA Webb Telescope Construction Leaps Forward with Delivery of Mirror Holding Backbone Flight Structure
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