EarthSky 22: Planets, Perseids, and the waning crescent moon
Science news of the week:
July 2012 was the hottest month ever recorded in the contiguous US, since record keeping began in 1895
NASA’s Curiosity Rover was confirmed to have landed on the surface of Mars-and began sending back photos
UK-led researchers have identified skin cancer in a wild fish population for the first time
All three major basins had tropical storm developments this past week
Song of the week:
Austin Leonard Jones’ “Black Caiman” from his new album Ponderosa.
This week’s featured stories:
Perseids, Planets, and the waning crescent moon Jorge Salazar speaks with skywatcher Deborah Byrd about the best time to view meteors and the planets Venus and Jupiter this week.
Hydrothermal vents and Alien Life Jorge talks with James Holden about microbes that live deep in the cracks of hydrothermal vents, and what we may be able to learn about alien life from his team’s findings.
Thanks for listening in to your 22 minutes of science and music!
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