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EarthSky 22: Asteroid sweeps in close this week

Close-passing asteroid. Landsat launch. Song of the week is Thao and the Get Down Stay Down’s “We the Common.” Your 22 minutes of science and music.

Lead Producer and Host: Mike Brennan

ES 22 Producers: Deborah Byrd, Emily Howard, Jorge Salazar

Song of the Week:

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down’s “We the Common.”

A zoomed-in portion of LIMA – the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica. The image is in true color. See the interactive mosaic here.

Artist’s impression of a Landsat satellite. Image via NASA

Featured This Week:

Asteroid 2012 DA14 Michael speaks with Deborah Byrd about the close pass of asteroid 2012 DA14 on February 15.

Landsat The Landsat series of Earth-observing satellites has been in orbit since 1972. On February 11, the next generation of Landsat satellites is set to launch what NASA is calling the Landsat Data Continuity Mission.

Artist’s concept of close-passing asteroid 2012 DA14 via NASA

Thanks for listening in to your 22 minutes of science and music!

This week’s musical contributors:

The Black and White Years

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

One Hundred Flowers

Sleep Good

Arum Rae

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