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Weekly Space Hangout - May 3, 2012

In this episode we talked about asteroid mining, SpaceX delays, Shuttle retirement, killer black holes, supermassive planets (aka brown dwarfs), Enceladus/Dione flybys, and missions to Jupiter.
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Weekly Space Hangout - May 31, 2012

Academics / Astronomy : Astronomy Cast (2 years ago)

In this episode of the Weekly Space Hangout, we're joined by special guest Robert Nemiroff from Astronomy Picture of the Day. We also talked about the return of the SpaceX Dragon capsule, a manned mission to Venus, nomadic planets a... Read Post

Brown Dwarfs

Academics / Astronomy : Systemic (13 hours ago)

The layout of the solar system is at least moderately atypical. There should be roughly four Earth masses worth of planets inside Mercury’s orbit. And Jupiter, with its large mass, its close-to-circular orbit, and its 10+ year perio... Read Post

Weekly Space Hangout - Oct 25 2012

Academics / Astronomy : Astronomy Cast (2 years ago)

This week we talk about the discovery of a planet around Alpha Centauri, a flash from the Milky Way supermassive black hole, an afterburner jet from a black hole, new space debris in low Earth orbit, the smallest yet observed superm... Read Post


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