EarthSky 22: Galaxies near and far

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

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

Science news of the week:

On August 14th, a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck deep in the Sea of Okhotsk, north of Japan

The Curiosity rover has been sending back wonderful photos from Mars

New research has found that declining American eel populations are starting to recover after the removal of the Embrey Dam on the Rappahannock River in Virginia.

The popular spice turmeric shows promise in fighting viruses

Song of the week:

Wild Child’s “Bridges Burning” from their album Pillowtalk.

This week’s featured stories:

Image Credit: NOAA

Gazing into the Galaxy Jorge Salazar speaks with skywatcher Deborah Byrd about staring into the Milky Way’s center this month.

Galaxy clusters and star formation Jorge talks with Ryan Foley about the Phoenix galaxy cluster and its rapid production of stars.

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

This week’s musical contributors:

Wild Child

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

Maneja Beto

One Hundred Flowers

August 18, 2012

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