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Join Fraser Cain and a rotating crew of space journalists to talk about the biggest news in space and astronomy.
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Weekly Space Hangout - February 27, 2015
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Always enjoy a +Morgan Rehnberg & +Fraser Cain show WSH as what is missing in the body count is more than always more than made up for by their raw enthusiasm :)
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Join Fraser Cain and a rotating crew of space journalists to talk about the biggest news in space and astronomy.

This week, we'll have special guest Charles Black, founder of Sen, on to discuss his plan to build a global content network for space.
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Hey, +Adam Synergy​​, going better than expected so far in some fields, less in others, thanks. I too am especially curious what our own "personal experts" think about the validity and reliability of the data. Sounds like, as theories go, that it's pretty 'out there', pardon the pun. 
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Farewell Tammy

Tammy Plotner was the first writer I ever hired to help me with Universe Today, and she contributed to the site for 11 years, writing thousands of articles and two books.

She passed away due to complications from MS yesterday.

It's hard to express what kind of an impact Tammy had on Universe Today and enthusiasm for amateur astronomy. 

She'll be missed. 
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You mean lose.
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Join +Fraser Cain and a rotating crew of space journalists to talk about the biggest news in space and astronomy.

This week, we'll have special guest Paul Gilster, to discuss his book "Centauri Dreams: Imagining and Planning Interstellar Exploration."
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Weekly Space Hangout - February 13, 2015
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Hi dr
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My "go-to" answer for the question, "Why explore space when there's so much on Earth that we need money to fix" is basically, "You can say that at any time throughout all of history. People may well have thought exactly that in the late 1400's when Isabella of Spain wanted to throw money at finding a trade route West to India". Progress is anything but one step at a time.
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Why is Andromeda Coming Towards Us?

If the Universe is expanding, and all the galaxies are flying away from us, which is Andromeda on a collision course with the Milky Way?

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Guide to Space Ep. 147 Why Is Andromeda Coming Towards Us? Airdate: 1/22/2015
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+Rick Evans​ there is no edge of the universe. The closest equivalent might be the observable edge. That is an horizon where light has travelled for 13.7 billion years. Light from greater distances has not arrived here yet, the universe is simply not old enough.
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Could There Be Another Planet Behind the Sun?

What if there's another duplicate planet hiding right behind the Sun, always obscured from view? Could this actually happen?

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Guide to Space Ep. 156 Could There Be Another Planet Behind the Sun? Airdate: 2/23/2015
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Hasn't anyone ever heard of Sparta, the twin planet to the earth on the other side of the sun?
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Are Astronauts Really Weightless?

Here's our latest video where we learn the terrible secret about astronauts floating about in space. They're not in zero gravity at all... they're FALLING!

Made with +Jason Harmer, +Chad Weber and +Susan Murph 
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+mark amos They sure are.
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Where Did the Big Bang Happen?

Here's my latest video, made with +Jason Harmer, +Chad Weber and +Susan Murph. 
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It happened in my ass
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FREE ebook! My book, 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope, will be available for free this weekend on Amazon. Please download and review. Thanks!  http://goo.gl/UXZMQG  
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+Zakariya Ahmad use an open proxy located somewhere it's availble... 
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Join +Fraser Cain and a rotating crew of space journalists to talk about the biggest news in space and astronomy.

This week, we'll have special guest NASA Astronaut Ron Garan visit, to talk about his new book "The Orbital Perspective: Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles."
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Yes +Sev Dustbunny I agree. A relatively recent impact crater that has punched through the outer dust layer, exposing the icy mantle underneath it would be my best guess.
Dawn is beginning to see more and more similar looking features as it gets closer.
Anyway, this mystery is sure to be resolved later this year when Dawn arrives at Ceres. 
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What's Happening in the Universe Right Now?

Check your watch, what time is it? Are you sure? Is it the same time for you as it is for everyone else? It all depends on how fast you're moving.

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Guide to Space Ep. 149 What's Happening in the Universe Right Now? Airdate: 1/29/2015
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Publisher of Universe Today and Product Manager for HeroX.com
Introduction
I'm the publisher of Universe Today and the co-host of Astronomy Cast.

Most recently, I've become the Product Manager for HeroX, a crowdsourcing/crowdfunding platform for incentive challenges, an offshoot of the XPrize Foundation.

We're doing all kinds of really cool stuff here on Google+, like live streaming telescopes into Google+ Hangouts with our Virtual Star Parties, interviewing astronomers and space scientists. If you want to see our upcoming events, visit the Cosmoquest Hangouts page.

If you want to improve your Google+ experience, I highly recommend you import my Super Science Circle.

I've also got a lot of experience running Hangouts on Air here on G+. If you want to do the same, here's my handy guide of Tips and Tricks for Hangouts on Air.
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I have an asteroid named after me: 158092 (Frasercain)
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Publisher, Universe Today
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  • HeroX
    Product Manager, 2014 - present
    I'm the Product Manager for the HeroX.com platform, a spinoff from the XPrize Foundation
  • Universe Today
    Publisher, 1999 - present
    Universe Today (http://www.universetoday.com) is one of the most popular space and astronomy news websites, with more than 3 million visitors a month. The site covers breaking news in spaceflight, astronomical science and gives you tips and tricks for amateur skywatchers.
  • Astronomy Cast
    Co-Host, 2007 - 2013
    Astronomy Cast (http://www.astronomycast.com) is a weekly podcast co-hosted by Fraser Cain and Dr. Pamela Gay. Each week we focus on a different topic in space and astronomy, explaining the science in a friendly and accessible way.
  • Astrosphere New Media
    Director, 2007 - 2013
    Astrosphere New Media Association is dedicated to promoting science and skeptical thought through internet-based technologies and distribution. We focus our efforts on the creation of technologies and content that enable better astronomy communications and greater astronomy content access for the public.
  • Communicate.com
    VP Operations, 1996 - 2000
  • interactivetools.com
    Marketing Director, 2001 - 2002
  • Absolute Software
    Co-Founder, 1992 - 1995
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Why Einstein Will Never Be Wrong
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Hubble Looks but Finds No Trace of Comet ISON
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This week leading up to the September equinox offers you a fine chance to catch an elusive phenomenon in the pre-dawn sky. We’re talking abo

Should Robots or Humans Explore Space?
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You might be surprised to know that I have an opinion. People often ask me for it, but tend not to give it. But I was getting into a discuss

The Cyber-Myth That Just Won’t Die: See Mars as Large as a Full Moon!!!
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It’s hard to believe that it’s been with us for a decade now. Ten years ago this week, the planet Mars reached made an exceptionally close p

Titan Has a Fancy Collar
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As high summer slowly but steadily approaches on Saturn, Cassini is opening a window to the seasonal changes that occur not only on the ring

‘TransFormers’ Could Beam Light Into Permanently Shadowed Craters
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Permanently shadowed craters on the moon or Mercury are one of the most exciting locations to search for water. Because the walls of these c

Your Guide To When, Where and How To See The Aurora Borealis
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As an amateur astronomer, two of the most frequently questions I'm asked are "When is the best time to see the aurora borealis and where is

Venus And Moon Caught In A Crazy, Phase-y Coincidence Tonight
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Curious coincidences occur in the sky just as they do on Earth. Take tonight for instance. The moon is in gibbous phase or about 3/4 full -

Astrophoto: The Milky Way Over Panther Creek State Park
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Amateur astronomers from Illinois frequently venture out to Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Park, a 26-square mile conservation area of prairi

Virtual Star Party – Aug. 18, 2013
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On this warm August evening, three astronomers shared their live view of the night sky for a Virtual Star Party. The Moon was nearly full, b

Poof! This Spacecraft Could Get Under A Planet’s Skin
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If you want to get inside a planet or moon fast, the European Space Agency says lobbing a spacecraft at the surface might be a good approach

How to See Planet Neptune: Our Guide to Its 2013 Opposition
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If you do your own stargazing or participate in our Sunday night Virtual Star Parties, you’ve probably noticed we’re starting to lose planet

Haiku for Mars: Winners Selected for MAVEN Mission
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Fans of Mars and spaceflight waxed poetic as the haiku selected to travel to Mars aboard the MAVEN spacecraft were announced earlier this mo

Earth’s Highest Clouds Shine at the “Top of the Orbit”
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