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| Human World on Mar 18, 2011

EarthSky 22: The March 19 supermoon

Moon. Supermoon. Extreme supermoon. Hey, it’s just the moon, and it’s happened millions of times before in Earth history. The explanation and more for you … on the 22.

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

ES 22 Producers: Deborah Byrd, Beth Lebwohl, Ryan Britton, Emily Howard

This week’s science lineup:

Global Night Sky. Deborah Byrd explains the March 19 supermoon. Did it cause the March 11 earthquake in Japan? No, it did not.

Weird Science. Ryan Britton reports on an industrial designer, who created a prosthetic tentacle. Need one?

Emily Howard reports on carbon in the Amazon rainforest and the Google Earth Engine.

Jorge Salazar reports on the future MAVEN mission to Mars.

Jorge Salazar reports on how the Aqua satellite data improves weather forecasts and models.

This week’s musical contributors:

Melogrand
Sleep Good
Built By Snow
The Black and White Years
One Hundred Flowers