EarthSky 22: See the daytime moon this week

Daytime moon. Plus song of the week from the Marmalakes’ Septimus Warren Smith. Catch them out on tour now!

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

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

Science news of the week:

Hurricane Isaac made landfall along the coast of southeast Louisiana just southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Tracks from Curiosity as it begins its eastward trek. Click here to expand this image. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity hit the road toward its first destination on Mars, a place called Glenelg, on Tuesday, August 28.

Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have described a unique property that makes mother’s milk better than infant formula in protecting infants from infections and illnesses.

According to researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, extreme summer temperatures are already occurring more frequently in the United States, and could become normal by mid-century.

Song of the week:

The Marmalakes’ Septimus Warren Smith. Catch them out on tour now!

September 1, 2012 moonset over Marina del Rey, California. Image via EarthSky Facebook friend Sam Grant. Thanks, Sam!

This week’s featured stories:

Daytime Moon Jorge Salazar speaks with skywatcher Deborah Byrd about the daytime moon, and two planets.

Billions of Habitable Planets Jorge talks with astronomer Stephane Udry about finding habitable planets using HARP, the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher.

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

This week’s musical contributors:


Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

Ocote Soul Sounds

One Hundred Flowers

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