Weekly Space Hangout: Dr. Seth Shostak  Special Guest: Dr. Seth…

Weekly Space Hangout: Dr. Seth Shostak 

Special Guest: Dr. Seth Shostak is the Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute. He also heads up the International Academy of Astronautics’ SETI Permanent Committee. In addition, Seth is keen on outreach activities: interesting the public – and especially young people – in science in general, and astrobiology in particular. He’s co-authored a college textbook on astrobiology, and has written three trade books on SETI. In addition, he’s published more than 400 popular articles on science — including regular contributions to both the Huffington Post and Discover Magazine blogs — gives many dozens of talks annually, and is the host of the SETI Institute’s weekly science radio show, “Big Picture Science.”

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)

Guests:
Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter)
Kimberly Cartier (@AstroKimCartier)
Jolene Creighton (fromquarkstoquasars.com / @futurism)
Nicole Gugliucci (cosmoquest.org / @noisyastronomer)
Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein / briankoberlein.com)

Their stories this week:

  • “Fresh” Lunar Craters
  • Faintest early-universe galaxy detected
  • Update on NASA’s Juno Mission
  • Europa’s ocean may have Earth-like chemical balance
  • Do Primordial Black Holes Solve Dark Matter?
  • India Successfully Launches Tiny Reusable Space Shuttle
  • 30 KM Wide Asteroid Impacted Australia 3.4 Billion Years Ago
  • MeerKAT First Images

By: Fraser Cain.
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Weekly Space Hangout – Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin Mike…

Weekly Space Hangout – Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin 

Mike Brown is the Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy at CalTech. Konstantin Batygin is Assistant Professor of Planetary Science at CalTech. They’ll be here discussing their discovery of Planet 9 and what’s been happening since that amazing announcement.

By: Fraser Cain.
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How Do We Know There’s a Planet 9?  Are you having trouble…

How Do We Know There’s a Planet 9? 

Are you having trouble keeping track of all the planets in the Solar System? Good news! Astronomers have found evidence that there’s another huge planet far out in the Solar System. Textbooks will need to be rewritten again. You’re welcome.

By: Fraser Cain.
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Weekly Space Hangout – May 6, 2016: Paul Reichert- Photography…

Weekly Space Hangout – May 6, 2016: Paul Reichert- Photography in Space 

Paul is a Photo Instructor, NASA Johnson Space Center; he’s also the International Space Station Mission Lead and Astronaut Technical Imaging Instructor (LM). He also is Project lead for crew imaging operations on the International Space Station and Imaging operations for the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.

By: Fraser Cain.
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Weekly Space Hangout – May 6, 2016: Paul Reichert- Photography…