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Weekly Space Hangout – Jan 17, 2018: Dr. Bram Venemans and Distant Quasars

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Special Guest: Dr. Venemans is a research staff scientist working at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg, Germany. His research topics include the discovery […] The post Weekly Space Hangout – Jan 17, 2018: Dr. Bram Venemans and Distant Quasars appeared first on Universe Today.
2018-01-17 21:19:25
https://www.universetoday.com/138272/james-webb-wraps-3-months-freezer-ready-space/ preview's
James Webb Wraps up 3 Months in the Freezer. It’s Ready for Space

The James Webb Space Telescope just emerged from 3 months of vacuum-chamber testing, another milestone on the road towards its deployment next year The post James Webb Wraps up 3 Months in the Freezer. It’s Ready for Space appeared first on Universe Today.
2018-01-17 20:43:02
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Carnival of Space #544

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by me at the CosmoQuest blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #544 And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. Just email an entry to susie@wshcrew.space, and […] The post Carnival of Space #544 appeared first on Universe Today.
2018-01-17 19:28:12
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Immigrant-friendly policies make most whites feel welcomed, too

Only Caucasian conservatives feel uncomfortable in a state that welcomes immigrants.
2018-01-17 19:01:44
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Global Warming Predictions May Now Be a Lot Less Uncertain

Researchers claim they’ve reduced the uncertainty in a key metric of climate change by 60 percent. That could have implications for how humanity arrives at climate goals like it did in Paris.
2018-01-17 19:00:00
https://www.universetoday.com/138266/asteroid-mining-getting-closer-reality-planetary-resources-arkyd-6-satellite-just-launched/ preview's
Asteroid Mining is Getting Closer to Reality. Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 Satellite Just Launched

With the deployment of the Arkyd-6 spacecraft, Planetary Resources just took a major step towards making asteroid mining a reality The post Asteroid Mining is Getting Closer to Reality. Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 Satellite Just Launched appeared first on Universe Today.
2018-01-17 18:52:26
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Delays to NASA’s commercial crew program may be worse than feared

"Both companies are making progress, but certainly not at the rate that was expected."
2018-01-17 18:51:51
https://arstechnica.com/?p=1245697 preview's
Meteor lights up southern Michigan

A relatively slow-moving rock flames out with a bang.
2018-01-17 18:38:40
https://arstechnica.com/?p=1245477 preview's
Mini-thermometers may help guide future tumor-killing

Gold nanorods do it all: Imaging, treatment, and monitoring of tumor-killing.
2018-01-17 17:26:05
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Meteor Lights Up Southern Michigan

New submitter Foundryman writes: Amidst fake missile reports in Hawaii and Japan, Michigan gets hit by something real. From a report via Ars Technica: "Early last night local time, a meteor rocketed through the skies of southern Michigan, giving local residents a dramatic (if brief) light show. It also generated an imperceptible thump, as the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that there was a coincident magnitude 2.0 earthquake. The American Meteor Society has collected more than 350 eyewitness accounts, which ranged from western Pennsylvania out to Illinois and Wisconsin. They were heavily concentrated over southern Michigan, notably around the Detroit area. A number of people have also posted videos of the fireball online. The American Meteor Society estimates that the rock was relatively slow-moving at a sedate 45,000km an hour. Combined with its production of a large fireball, the researchers conclude it was probably a big rock. NASA's meteorwatch Facebook page largely agrees and suggests that this probably means that pieces of the rock made it to Earth. If you were on the flight path, you might want to check your yard. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
2018-01-17 17:15:01