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Feb 17th: Weekend Eclipse, Occultation and Comet 45P!


Podcaster:  Host : Fraser Cain ; Guest : Paul M. Sutter, Morgan Rehnberg, Dave Dickinson

Title: Weekly Space Hangout: Weekend Eclipse, Occultation and Comet 45P!

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Description: This Week’s Stories:

  • The big lunar eclipse. Kinda. OK, not much…
  • What was wrong with Mars?
  • A new kind of black hole! Intermediate mass!
  • A dim comet in Hercules. Meh.
  • A new addition to the ISS! A commercial airlock!
  • The Moon occulted Regulus!
  • AR Scorpii, a white dwarf pulsar with a 2 minute period!
  • Did Mars migrate to its current location? Could that explain its wet past? (No)

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Bio: Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today

Special Guest: This week’s guest is Dr. Meredith Rawls ( /  @merrdiff ). Meredith is a postdoc working with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Data Management group at the University of Washington. The LSST will collect frames for a decade-long movie of the sky beginning in 2022. Her team develops software to process terabytes of nightly data. She’s also an active researcher in stellar astrophysics and a relentless science communicator.

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( & @PaulMattSutter )
Morgan Rehnberg ( & @MorganRehnberg )
Dave Dickinson ( & @Astroguyz )

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