EarthSky 22: Venus and Jupiter!

This week … a rockin’ alignment of brightest planets Venus and Jupiter with the moon. Song of the week from Jesse Woods: Sparks off his LP Moon Rocks.

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

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

Science news of the week:

A potent regulator of insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar levels

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake roughly 160 miles off the coast of Oregon

A young B. micra on the head of a match. Credit:Frank Glaw, Jörn Köhler, Ted M. Townsend, Miguel Vences

Cyclone Giovanna in Madagascar

Tiny chameleons in Madagascar

New hope for malaria treatment and vaccines

Song of the week:

Jesse Woods’ “Sparks” off his EP Moon Rocks

Moon, Venus, Jupiter on December 1, 2008. Image Credit: kthypryn

This week’s featured stories:

Global Night Sky Rockin’ alignment of brightest planets Venus and Jupiter with the moon, from Deborah Byrd.

DNA Wire for Life Dr. Jacqueline Barton of CalTech on her award winning research on DNA, from Jorge Salazar.

Thanks for listening in. We’ll catch ya next week!

Image Credit: Office of Biological and Environmental Research of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science

This week’s musical contributors:

Jesse Woods

Ocote Soul Sounds

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

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