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| Space on Nov 17, 2012

EarthSky 22: Pleiades star cluster

The Pleiades star cluster – what to look for. Plus what’s up with Alaska’s Cleveland volcano? Song of the week: The Echocentrics “Down Under.” Science and music together here!

Lead Producer and Host: Mike Brennan

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

Science news of the week:

Scientists studied the heat-trapping potential of clouds above an ice-covered world, which they now say could help explain how an ice-covered Earth thawed

Astronomers have found a rogue planet wandering through space without a parent star

Yale University researchers have discovered that humans and chimpanzees share the same bacteria in their guts

October 2012 ended a long streak of above average temperatures across the US

Pleiades star cluster, aka the Seven Sisters. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Song of the Week:

The Echocentrics‘s “Down Under.”

Featured This Week:

The Pleiades Deborah Byrd and Michael Brennan talk about observing the Pleiades star cluster.

Shakey Graves‘s “Roll the Bones”

Cleveland Volcano Michael Brennan speaks with USGS geophysicist Rick Wessels about the activity of the Cleveland Volcano in Alaska, and monitoring volcano activity.

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

This week’s musical contributors:

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

Echocentrics

Shakey Graves

One Hundred Flowers