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Weekly Space Hangout – Jan. 23, 2015: SpaceX, Rosetta, and Asteroid Updates!

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)

Guests:
Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg )
Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba)
Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz / www.astroguyz.com)

This Week’s Stories:
Square Kilometer Array: The Cosmology Engine
Black hole creates ‘changing look’ quasar
SpaceX announces new internet plan, new investors
Triple Shadow Transit
Big Asteroid 2004 BL86 Buzzes Earth on January 26: How to See it in Your Telescope
Discovery Channel Founder Jumps into Video Stream: “Netflix for Science”
Elon Musk and SpaceX Plan a Space Internet
Trans-Neptunian Objects Suggest That There are More Planets in the Solar System
Mysterious Planet X May Really Lurk Undiscovered in Our Solar System
NASA Undecided on Asteroid Redirect Mission Concept as Near-Earth Asteroid Approaches for Flyby
Report: SpaceX Launch of NASA’s DSCOVR Mission Slips to NET Feb. 9
Kepler Finds Three Earth-Size Planets Orbiting a Nearby Star
Symbol of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program Torn Down
White Spot on Ceres/ Dawn Delivers New Image of Ceres
Cosmic Radio Burst Caught Red-Handed
New Horizons Begins Pluto Observations Ahead of July Flyby
MUOS-3 Launch
Cosmic “Nuclear Pasta” May Be Stranger than Originally Thought
Liftoff! SpaceX Gets $1 Billion from Google and Fidelity
Strange Mega Storms Sweep Uranus
No, Astronomers Haven’t Found Two New Planets in our Solar System
NASA and Microsoft Collaboration Will Allow Scientists to Work on Mars
New Rosetta Pictures Reveal Crack in the Neck of Comet 67P
Private Moon Firm (Moon Express) to Sign Deal for Test Flights at Cape
Three Extremely Luminous Gamma-Ray Sources Discovered in Milky Way’s Satellite Galaxy [HESS] Telescope to Seek Dust Where Other Earths May Lie [LBTI]

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