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Weekly Space Hangout – May 29, 2015: Dr. Bradley M. Peterson

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)
Special Guest: This week we welcome Dr. Bradley M. Peterson, whose research is directed towards determination of the physical nature of active galactic nuclei.
Guests:
Jolene Creighton (@jolene723 / fromquarkstoquasars.com)
Charles Black (@charlesblack / sen.com/charles-black)
Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein / briankoberlein.com)
Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz / www.astroguyz.com)
Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg )
Alessondra Springmann (@sondy)

This Week’s Stories:

Get an Astronaut’s-Eye View of SpaceX’s Dragon Launch Abort Test

The Universe is Ringing

NASA Presses on With SLS Development as Launch Vehicle Undergoes Critical Design Review

“Beautiful Mind” Mathematician, Wife Die in Crash

#TWiM: Elon Musk Created His Own Grade School for the Children of SpaceX Employees

Faint Galaxies in Virgo

#TWiM: SpaceX Falcon 9 Certified for Military Launches

Third ESO Astronomy Camp for Secondary School Students

NASA Selects 9 Instruments for Europa Mission

Supernovas Help ‘Clean’ Galaxies

Magnetospheres: Researcher Works to Debunk the Theory Behind Massive Stars

Mars Rover’s ChemCam Instrument Gets Sharper Vision

Hubble Observes One-Of-A-Kind Star Nicknamed ‘Nasty’

Earth-Like Planets are More Likely to Orbit Sun-Like Stars Than Lower-Mass Stars

Ceres Bright Spots Sharpen But Questions Remain

A Curious Family of Giant Exoplanets

Ancient Fingerprints Give Fresh Clues to How Galaxies Evolve

Scientists At Work: Tracing The Origin Of Ancient Water Flows On Mars In the Lab

Scientists Get Ready For The Latest Gravitational Wave Search

$1.8 Billion Disappears in Russian Space Program

67P : So It Is A Contact Binary!

LightSail Spacecraft Has Gone Silent After Two Days of Communications

How Spacetime is Built by Quantum Entanglement: New Insight into Unification of General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

Affirming Support for Thirty Meter Telescope, Hawaii’s Governor Calls for Closing Others

Lawrence Livermore Scientists Move One Step Closer to Mimicking Gamma-Ray Bursts

WISE Researchers Have Found the Most Luminous Galaxy

SOL 997 The Mars – Sun Conjunction is Happening Again; Curiosity Hibernating/in Sleep Mode, no Communications

New Horizons Sees More Detail as it Draws Closer to Pluto: New Images from LORRI

Donuts, Math, and Superdense Teleportation of Quantum Information

NASA Telescopes Set Limits on Space-Time Quantum ‘Foam’

Dawn Spirals Closer to Ceres, Returns a New View

Large Hubble Survey Confirms Link Between Mergers and Supermassive Black Holes with Relativistic Jets

Hubble Video Shows Shock Collision Inside Black Hole Jet

Discovery Shows What the Solar System Looked Like as a ‘Toddler’

How We Found the Source of the Mystery Signals at The Dish

NASA’s Last Space Shuttle External Tank to Complete Endeavour L.A. Exhibit

Galaxy’s Snacking Habits Revealed

NASA Orders First Station Crew Flight from Boeing

Big Bang Aftermath: Ancient Stars from Birth of the Universe

Similarities Between Aurorae on Mars and Earth

The Migrating Stars of Cluster 47 Tucanae

Volcanoes on a Super-Earth?

Hot Jupiters: Cloudy or Clear?

Cassini Prepares for Last Up-close Look at Hyperion

The Martian First Look: Matt Damon is an Astronaut Again

Sharp-eyed Alma Spots a Flare on Famous Red Giant Star

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