Science news of the week:
30,000 people forced to evacuate and more than 300 homes destroyed in Colorado Springs wildfire
SeaOrbiter – part research ship, part submarine – slated for construction in October 2012
Saturn’s own heat drives the planet’s jet streams
The Voyager 1 in realm of the stars
Earth farthest from the sun this week. Happy Earth aphelion everyone!
Song of the week:
The Eastern Sea’s “Santa Rosa” from their debut full-length album Plague. Catch them on tour now!
This week’s featured stories:
Global Night Sky Earth farthest from sun this week. Jorge Salazar speaks with skywatcher Deborah Byrd, asking why, if we’re farthest from the sun, it’s summer in the northern hemisphere.
Weird Science Jorge speaks with Ryan Britton about creating energy from viruses.
Meet a Dark Matter Hunter Jorge Salazar speaks with Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti. She is searching for dark matter in our universe by looking for the ripples it leaves on visible elements of galaxies.
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