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EarthSky 22: Landing on a comet

Rosetta mission plans to land a probe on a comet in late 2014. Plus skywatching as winter turns to spring. Song of the week: “Born to Roam” by Shakey Graves.

Lead Producer and Host: Mike Brennan

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

This artist's impression shows the Rosetta Orbiter in the foreground and the Lander in the background. Image credit: ESA

This artist’s impression shows the Rosetta Orbiter in the foreground and the Lander in the background. Image credit: ESA

Song of the Week:

Shakey Graves “Born to Roam”.

Featured This Week:

The Rosetta mission The Rosetta mission plans to land a probe on Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko in late 2014. Research scientist Michael Combi spoke with EarthSky about the mission.

“The Snow” by South By Southwest festival showcasing band The Eastern Sea.

Skywatching the seasons Skywatching expert Deborah Byrd talks about what to look out for in the night sky as winter turns to spring in the northern hemisphere.

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

This week’s musical contributors:

The Black and White Years

Shakey Graves

One Hundred Flowers

The Eastern Sea

Arum Rae

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