EarthSky 22: Is it the Higgs?

The possible Higgs boson. Liquid oceans on Saturn’s moon. Song of the week My Education’s ROBOTER-HôHLENBEWOHNER from A Drink for All My Friends.

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

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

Science news of the week:

Archaeologists working in Guatemala have discovered a 1,300 year-old year-old Maya text

Scientists at CERN announced on July 4 that they have discovered a new subatomic particle which might be the Higgs Boson

A prototype for a flying car – the Terrafugia Transition – has successfully completed its phase one flight testing

On June 29, a violent wind storm system – called a derecho – advanced eastward across Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and in parts of New Jersey

Song of the week:

My Education’s “ROBOTER-HôHLENBEWOHNER” from their upcoming release A Drink for All My Friends, available via Kickstarter.

This week’s featured stories:

Higgs Boson? Jorge Salazar speaks with CalTech physicist Harvey Newman about the announcement this week from CERN that scientist may have discovered the long-sought Higgs boson.

Titan’s Ocean Jorge speaks with Dr. Iess about the discovery of liquid oceans on Saturn’s huge moon Titan.

This artist’s concept shows a possible scenario for the internal structure of Titan, as suggested by data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Scientists have been trying to determine what is under Titan’s organic-rich atmosphere and icy crust. Image credit: A. Tavani

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

This week’s musical contributors:

My Education


Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

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