EarthSky 22: Does the Mayan calendar end in 2012?

Did the Maya predict the end of the world in 2012? Jorge interviews an expert, who has the answer. Song of the week is Half Asleep by Final Exam.

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

ES 22 Producers: Deborah Byrd, Ryan Britton, Emily Howard

Science News of the Week:

A distant dwarf galaxy with an “emerald-cut” shape

Venice is sinking at a rate of about 2 mm per year

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico on March 20

A previously unknown Stone Age people in what is now China

Song of the Week:

“Half Asleep” by Final Exam

This Week’s Featured Stories:

Does the Mayan Calendar End in 2012? Jorge speaks with Mayan archeologist David Stuart about what science can teach us about the Mayan calendar.

Image Credit: roger_jen

Global Night Sky Jorge speaks Deborah Byrd about Venus, Jupiter, and the crescent moon. Share your planet pictures with us on the EarthSky Facebook page!

Thanks for listening in. We’ll catch ya next week!

This week’s musical contributors:

Final Exam

Ocote Soul Sounds

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

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