EarthSky 22: A close encounter with asteroid 2012 DA14

An asteroid will sweep within 17,000 miles of Earth in early 2013. Song of week by Quiet Company, which won 10 music awards at SXSW 2012. Wow! Congrats guys!

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

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

Science News of the Week:

Humans are more like gorillas than previously thought, study says

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake shook northern Japan on March 14th

Image Credit: WikiCommons

The spring equinox comes on March 20 at 5:14 Universal Time

A possible connection between tornadoes and minor seismic activity

Song of the Week:

“Things You Already Know” by Austin Music Award winning band Quiet Company. Quiet Company won ten music awards at this year’s SXSW Music Conference. Wow! Congratulations guys!

Artist’s concept near-Earth asteroid. Asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass about 17,000 miles from Earth (27,000 kilometers) on February 15, 2013. Image via Universe Today

This Week’s Featured Stories:

Asteroid 2012 DA14 Jorge speaks with Deborah Byrd about Asteroid 2012 DA14, which will come very close to Earth on February 15th, 2013.

Biomimicry Jorge speaks with Biomimicry specialist Janine Benyus about innovation inspired by nature.

Image Credit: William Thielicke

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

This week’s musical contributors:

Quiet Company

Ocote Soul Sounds

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

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