EarthSky 22: Killer asteroids possible?

Our close encounter with asteroid 2005 YU55, song of the week by Bright Lights … and more. Your 22 minutes of science and music!

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

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

Science news of the week:

Huge asteroid 2005 YU55 swept closely past Earth. Phew!

Wild weather in Texas and Oklahoma

Among baboons, best leaders are sociable types.

A snowstorm of epic proportions in Alaska

One of the strongest storms to hit Alaska moved into the state late Tuesday evening on November 8, 2011. Image Credit: NOAA 19 Satellites AVHRR Sensor

Hubble finds 69 young galaxies in the process of formation

Song of the week:

Bright Lights’s song “Break in the System” from their new album “CONNECT”

This week’s featured stories:

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Killer Asteroids? Skywatching expert Deborah Byrd on our close encounter with Asteroid 2005 YU55, and the doomsday hype that seems to be ever increasing in the collective dialogue. Chill out people.

Age Reversal Jorge speaks with Dr. Ronald DePinho on his study of age reversal in mice.

Social Networking for Bacteria Microbiologist Eric Alm has found evidence that bacteria are connected all around the world.

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

This week’s musical contributors:

Bright Lights

Ocote Soul Sounds

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

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