EarthSky 22: Solar storms and supernovas
Science news of the week:
Cyclone Funso wasn’t fun for the coast of southeast Africa
A 33,000-year-old dog skull found in a cave in Belgium. The skull was 33,000 years old, not the dog.
The Opportunity rover has been on Mars for eight years, and it’s still kickin’.
2011: greatest economic losses globally due to earthquake-related events.
The sun has been super active, and some people saw incredible auroras.
Song of the week:
The Boxing Lesson’s “Better Daze” from their upcoming LP.
This week’s featured stories:
What makes a star blow up? Jorge Salazar speaks with Dr. Brad Schaefer of Louisiana State University about what causes a type 1a supernovae, and what cosmological lessons the remnants of these explosions have for us.
Global Night Sky Deborah Byrd talks about how the sun has been super active so far in 2012, and about seeing auroras.
Thanks for listening in. We’ll catch ya next week!
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