EarthSky 22: Get ready for meteors!
Science news of the week:
NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft captures images of lightning on the day side of Saturn
An exoplanet that is smaller than Earth has been detected orbiting red dwarf GJ 436
An ice island twice the size of Manhattan is breaking of the Peterman Glacier in Greenland
June 2012 was the fourth warmest June globally since record keeping began in 1880
Three endangered species of birds in Hawaii are showing signs of recovery
Song of the week:
Slowtrain’s “Not the Only One”
This week’s featured stories:
Meteor Showers Jorge Salazar speaks with skywatcher Deborah Byrd about viewing two meteor showers coming up in late July and through August.
Weird Science: Glowing Wounds Jorge speaks with Ryan Britton about a phenomenon that occurred during the U.S. Civil War, in which some soldier’s wounds were observed to glow and heal faster.
Billions of Habitable Planets Jorge talks with astronomer Stephane Udry about finding habitable planets using HARP, the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher.
Thanks for listening in to your 22 minutes of science and music!
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