EarthSky 22: Is this doomsday comet doomed?

Heard of Comet Elenin? It now appears this so-called “doomsday” comet is on the verge of disintegrating. Plus … new music from Ocote Soul Sounds!

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

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

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This week’s lineup:

Science News of the Week:

What’s the fate of Comet Elenin?

New findings by researchers at Yale may lead to treatments for baldness.

The coolest star yet found. Literally.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Last week, a Russian supply ship to ISS crashed in Siberia. NASA is now saying that all crew may have to leave the ISS by mid-November.

Bird Flu is spreading in and beyond Asia.

You can see a supernova! Astronomers are calling it the brightest Type 1A supernova of the last 30 years.

This Week’s Featured Stories:

Comet Elenin Deborah Byrd talks about news that Comet Elenin might have split in two, or be disintegrating, and discusses some of the wild and crazy rumors circulating about this comet.

LandSat Dr. Martha Anderson talks about monitoring drought and water use from space, using satellite imaging systems and the same technology used by Google Earth.

This week’s musical contributors:

Sleep Good

Ocote Soul Sounds

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

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