EarthSky 22: Lyrid meteor shower!

Deborah Byrd talks about Lyrid meteor shower, peaking April 21-22. Song of the week Jesse Wood’s Neon Rose from his Moon Rocks EP.

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

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

Science news of the week:

A major tornado outbreak April 13-16 in central U.S.

Jellyfish increasing in world’s coastal ecosystems

10 best images from NASA’s Infrared Array Camera

Image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / CfA

Licorice root contains substances with an anti-diabetic effect

A record-breaking nine planets around a nearby sun-like star

Twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than previously thought

Song of the week:

Jesse Wood’s Neon Rose from his Moon Rocks EP.

This week’s featured stories:

Global Night Sky: The Lyrid meteor showers Skywatcher Deborah Byrd talks about the best times to see the meteor shower.

Water on Europa Jorge Salazar speaks with planetary scientist Britney Schmidt about her study published in Nature that found evidence of liquid water on Jupiter’s moon Europa.

Artist’s concept of Europa’s Great Lake. Image credit: Britney Schmidt/Dead Pixel VFX/Univ. of Texas at Austin.

Meteor image at the top of this post taken by Ken Christison in North Carolina on April 17, 2012. He says, “This was shot with a nikon D300 with a Tokina 12-24 zoom set at 19mm. 30 second time exposure at f/4, Iso 320. One of 200 shots for the startrail This is about 1/3 of the original image.”

Thanks for listening in!

This week’s musical contributors:

Jesse Woods

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

Daniel Webb

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