EarthSky 22 for December 31, 2010

Glaciers, walking bacteria and the most distant human-made object from Earth – all in this week’s famous EarthSky 22.

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Your host for EarthSky 22, Jorge Salazar.

EarthSky host Jorge Salazar

Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

Managing Producer: Lindsay Patterson

Here’s this week’s lineup:

Music: The Black and White Years “Up”

Scientist Soundbite : Dr. Lonnie Thompson

Music:One Hundred Flowers “Rat Trap”

Beth Lebwohl reporting: Glaciologist Lonnie Thompson of Ohio State University says his trip to retrieve Indonesia’s rare glacial ice was a race against time.

Music:One Hundred Flowers “Rat Trap”

Jorge Salazar reporting: Curtis Woodcock on monitoring Earth’s forests from space. Satellite images tell a story of how Earth’s forests have changed.

Music: Leatherbag, “Start All Over Again”

EarthSky 22 lead producer Mike Brennan battles the monsters …

Ryan Britton reporting: Science of the Weird: Can germs sprout legs?

Music: The Black and White Years, “Animal Behaviors”

Lindsay Patterson reporting: Peter Hotez on neglected tropical diseases

Music: Melogrand, “The Savior”

Deborah Byrd reporting: Global Night Sky:  Voyager 1 is now the most distant human-made object in space.

Music: The Heartlanders, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”

Lindsay Patterson reporting: Ku’ailiani Murphy on using the stars to guide ocean navigation

Music: The Black and White Years “Up”

The office at sunrise

EarthSky 22