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| Space on Sep 15, 2012

EarthSky 22: Planet Nibiru

Planet Nibiru … the myth, the hype, and the truth. Plus science news and great music!

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

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

Clearly, this didn’t happen. Via the website beforeitsnews.com

Science news of the week:

Scientists have identified why parts of the Van Gogh painting “Flowers in a blue vase” have changed color over time

Scientists working in central Africa announced a new species of monkey

A new study of giant viruses supports the idea that viruses are ancient living organisms and not inanimate molecular remnants run amok

A new method for forecasting seasonal hurricane activity developed by North Carolina State University researchers is 15 percent more accurate than previous techniques

Conservation experts have released a list of the 100 most threatened species of animals, plants and fungi on Earth

Song of the week:

The Calm Blue Sea’s “Maryann Nichols” off their upcoming release, Arrivals and Departures, out October 9th.

This week’s featured stories:

Planet Nibiru Emily Howard spoke with NASA astrophysicist David Morrison about the Planet Nibiru: the myth, the internet hype, and the truth.

The young moon and the September equinox Jorge Salazar speaks with skywatcher Deborah Byrd about the global night sky and the upcoming equinox.

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

This week’s musical contributors:

The Calm Blue Sea

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

Mother Falcon

One Hundred Flowers