EarthSky 22: Draconid meteors this weekend
Lead Producer and Host: Mike Brennan
Science news of the week:
First flying robot able to sense and act on its own.
Geomagnetic storm on September 30.
Typhoon Jelawat (jer-la-wat) hit Okinawa and Tokyo Japan on September 29.
A concept for a boat to sail Titan’s seas.
Song of the week:
Twin Cabin’s “Laika” off the album, I’m Sure
This week’s featured stories:
Draconid meteors on evenings of October 7 and 8 Jorge Salazar speaks with Deborah Byrd about the upcoming meteor showers and how best to catch them.
Habitable zones and extremophiles Emily Howard speaks with NASA research astronomer Stephane Kane about what conditions create a habitable zone, and what kinds of life might exist on distant planets.
Thanks for listening in to your 22 minutes of science and music!
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