Weekly Space Hangout – Jan. 15, 2016: Dr. Steve B. Howell from Kepler

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)

Special Guest: Dr. Steve B. Howell, Project Scientist on Kepler to discuss the great new results coming form the K2 mission – the repurposed Kepler mission.

Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg )
Alessondra Springmann (@sondy)
Paul Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter)
Kimberly Cartier (@AstroKimCartier )
Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz / www.astroguyz.com)

Their articles:

KIC 8462 has been dimming for a century

Sierra Nevada joins Orbital, SpaceX for ISS resupply

Astronomy harassment, part 2 of n and here

China to land on far side of the Moon

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