EarthSky 22: Earth aphelion 2012

Earth farthest from sun this week. We interview a dark matter hunter. Song of the week Eastern Sea’s “Santa Rosa” from debut full-length album Plague.

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

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

Science news of the week:

30,000 people forced to evacuate and more than 300 homes destroyed in Colorado Springs wildfire

SeaOrbiter – part research ship, part submarine – slated for construction in October 2012

Saturn’s own heat drives the planet’s jet streams

Saturn in false color. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

The Voyager 1 in realm of the stars

Earth farthest from the sun this week. Happy Earth aphelion everyone!

Song of the week:

The Eastern Sea’s “Santa Rosa” from their debut full-length album Plague. Catch them on tour now!

This week’s featured stories:

Sukanya Chakrabarti

Global Night Sky Earth farthest from sun this week. Jorge Salazar speaks with skywatcher Deborah Byrd, asking why, if we’re farthest from the sun, it’s summer in the northern hemisphere.

Weird Science Jorge speaks with Ryan Britton about creating energy from viruses.

Meet a Dark Matter Hunter Jorge Salazar speaks with Dr. Sukanya Chakrabarti. She is searching for dark matter in our universe by looking for the ripples it leaves on visible elements of galaxies.

Thanks for listening in to your 22 minutes of science and music!

This week’s musical contributors:

The Eastern Sea

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

Ocote Soul Sounds

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