Weekly Space Hangout – Dec. 11, 2015: Carolyn Collins Petersen

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)

Special Guest: Carolyn Collins Petersen -TheSpacewriter; CEO of Loch Ness Productions; author.

Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg )
Kimberly Cartier (@AstroKimCartier )
Ramin Skibba (raminskibba.net / @raminskibba)
Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz / www.astroguyz.com)

Their articles:

New Super-Earth planet in our Solar System?

Planet X

Adventures at Whipple Observatory

The most likely spots for life in the Milky Way galaxy

Nanosatellites on ISS-bound rocket

JAXA’s Akatsuki arrives at Venus

Ceres spots not volcanic after all

What’s new this week:
We’ve had an abundance of news stories for the past few months, and not enough time to get to them all. So we’ve started a new system. Instead of adding all of the stories to the spreadsheet each week, we are now using a tool called Trello to submit and vote on stories we would like to see covered each week, and then Fraser will be selecting the stories from there. Here is the link to the Trello WSH page (http://bit.ly/WSHVote), which you can see without logging in. If you’d like to vote, just create a login and help us decide what to cover!

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