EarthSky 22: Watch rock-comet meteors this week!

Rock-comet meteors this week. Song of the week is Father John Misty’s “Nancy from Now On” off the Spotify Sessions. EarthSky 22, your weekly mix of science and music.

Lead Producer and Host: Mike Brennan

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

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Science news of the week:

Lions losing ground in Africa

Microbes discovered in -13°C water in East Antarctica’s Vida Lake

Chimpanzees and orangutans experience mid-life crisis

7.3 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Japan on December 7

Song of the Week:

Father John Misty‘s “Nancy from Now On” off the Spotify Sessions curated by Jim Eno

Geminid meteors radiate from the constellation Gemini, in the east on December evenings. You don’t have to identify Gemini to watch the meteor shower. Peak in 2012 is the evening of December 13 until dawn December 14

Featured This Week:

Spotify Sessions Curated by Jim Eno Jim Eno, producer and drummer of the band Spoon talks about recording Father John Misty in his studio, Public Hi-Fi, in Austin, TX.

The Rock Comet Meteor Shower Deborah Byrd and Michael Brennan talk about skywatching the Geminid meteor shower this week, and why some scientists are now calling it the rock-comet meteor shower. Let’s watch meteors!

Bill Baird’s “Life is Rad (Just Say Yes)”

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

This week’s musical contributors:

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

Bill Baird

Father John Misty

One Hundred Flowers

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