EarthSky 22: We blast off to Jupiter

NASA mission to Jupiter, Saturn’s moon raining on Saturn, meteor possibilities between now and August 10 … and more from your 22 minutes of science and music from Austin, Texas.

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Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

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

This week’s lineup:

Science News of the Week:

The 2011 State of the Future Report

Could physics explain mysterious crop circles?

Our new climate “normals” according to NOAA’s National Climate Data Center

NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter

Flowing water on Mars?

Image Credit: NASA

Featured Interview: NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter. Jorge Salazar talks with Steve Levin, a research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, about the mission to planet Jupiter, launched August 5, 2011.

NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter

Rain showers from Saturn’s moon Enceladus onto Saturn. Deborah Byrd reports.

Saturn’s moon rains water onto Saturn

Jets on Saturn’s moon Enceladus are spewing water vapor, which is ending up in Saturn’s atmosphere. Is nature cool or what? Image Credit: NASA

Global Night Sky. Sky watcher Deborah Byrd gives you a few tips on seeing meteors this August.

EarthSky’s meteor shower guide for 2011

Hurricane season. Jorge Salazar talks with Dr. Gerry Bell, of the U.S. National Weather Service, about NOAA’s updated hurricane forecast. Bottom line: Finalize your hurricane readiness plans now.

Gerry Bell: Expect active Atlantic hurricane season in 2011

This week’s musical contributors:

Sleep Good

Ocote Soul Sounds

Mother Falcon

Daniel Webb

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

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