EarthSky 22: SXSW bands, zombie ants, planets
ES 22 says congrats to The Eastern Sea, Leatherbag, and The Bright Light Social Hour, showcasing artists in Austin’s famed South By Southwest (SXSW) music festival.
This week’s musical contributors:
This week’s science lineup:
Robert Bindschadler of the Landsat satellite on creating a true-color, high-def mosaic of Antartica. Es boo-ti-ful. But you’ve got to go to this link to appreciate it fully: Antartica mosaic from Landsat
Global night sky: Veteran skywatcher Deborah Byrd on seeing Mercury and Jupiter after sunset in mid-March, 2011.
Weird science: Veteran of the weird Ryan Britton talks about zombie ants. Ew.
Deborah Byrd comes back to talk about the Mercury Messenger, which, on March 17, will become the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury.