EarthSky 22: Goodbye Venus, hello China to Texas eclipse
Science news of the week:
The James Webb Space Telescope gets its first instrument.
Using the moon as a mirror to watch the transit of Venus on June 5-6, 2012.
Pigeons are finally proven to be sensitive to Earth’s magnetic field.
Earth-like planets are not likely to be found in systems with “hot Jupiters.”
Song of the week:
Song of the Week this week is by Grammy Award winning producer and musician Adrian Quesada. The song “Don Alejo” is from The Echocentrics Sunshadows album.
This week’s featured stories:
Global Night Sky The planet Venus will soon drop into the sun’s glare, but you can still see it near a little star, Elnath. Plus … the May 20-21 annular or ring, China to Texas eclipse. Jorge Salazar and Deborah Byrd discuss.
Observing Chesapeake Bay Jorge speaks with Peter Claggett about using the Landsat aatellite to observe Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States.
Thanks for listening in!
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