EarthSky 22: How to see Jupiter

Montana’s Dugan fire mid-September 2012. Make larger.

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

ES 22 Producers: Deborah Byrd, Emily Howard, Jorge Salazar

Science news of the week:

U.S. wildfire season in 2012 will likely break the U.S. record for most acres burned.

A magnitude-8.6 earthquake on April, 11, 2012 set in motion an unprecedented increase in global seismic activity.

Jupiter (red) completes one orbit of the Sun (center) for every 11.86 orbits of the Earth (blue). Via Wikimedia Commons

A new study indicates that physical activity may be one effective tool for the prevention of mental health problems in adolescence.

The eXtreme Deep Field is a new, improved portrait of our deepest-ever view of the universe.

Song of the week:

My Jerusalem’s “Preachers” off their album, Preachers, due out October 9th.

This week’s featured stories:

How to see Jupiter Jorge speaks with Deborah Byrd about the waning gibbous moon over this coming week, and about how you can see the planet Jupiter.

Iceman Jorge Salazar speaks with Marek Jenko about the world’s oldest known human blood, found in the 5,300 year-old mummy known as the Iceman.

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

Detail in Jupiter’s cloud bands as seen by the Voyager 1 spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA

This week’s musical contributors:

My Jerusalem

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

Ocote Soul Sounds

One Hundred Flowers

September 29, 2012

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