EarthSky 22: See the Dog Star
Lead Producer and Host: Mike Brennan
Science news of the week:
Enough water vapor to fill Earth’s oceans more than 2,000 times over, in a gas and dust cloud that is on the verge of collapsing into a new sunlike star.
Geomagnetic storm on October 8-9, 2012 created beautiful auroras at northerly latitudes.
Thousand-year-old Buddhist statue now believed to have been carved from a meteorite.
A 100-million-year-old spider attack, caught in amber and frozen in time.
Song of the week:
Dana Falconberry‘s “Lake Charlevoix” off her new full-length album Leelanau.
This week’s featured stories:
Sirius: See the Dog Star Jorge Salazar and Deborah Byrd talk about how you can spot the legendary Dog Star, Sirius.
Language Room‘s “Skin & Heart & Lungs” from their 2012 EP of the same name.
True Polar Wander Deborah and Jorge step back in, for a discussion of a new theory about the shifting of the Earth’s crust.
Thanks for listening in to your 22 minutes of science and music!
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