June 23rd: NASA’s NExSS

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Podcaster:  Host : Fraser Cain ; Guest : Dr. Natalie Batalha and Dr. Paul Matt Sutter

Title: NASA’s NExSS

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Description: This Week’s Stories:

  • Is the Milky Way in a cosmic void? (NO! says Paul)
  • Spotting a hidden black hole.
  • The hottest planet ever
  • Weighing a white dwarf

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This week’s code is Vuj4kU. Enter it into the website to unlock the achievement and enter the contest.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest: Dr. Natalie Batalha ( @nbatalha ) is an astrophysicist at NASA Ames Research Center and project scientist for NASA’s Kepler Mission. Dr. Batalha leads the effort to understand planet populations in the galaxy based on Kepler’s discoveries, and in 2015 she joined the leadership team of NASA’s Nexus for Exoplanet System Science Coalition (NExSS,) a multidisciplinary team dedicated to searching for evidence of life beyond the Solar System as well as understanding the diversity of exoplanetary worlds and which of these worlds are most likely to harbor life.

Guests:
Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

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