EarthSky 22: Asteroids, Landsat launch, Jupiter and moon

The bright object near the moon on Sunday evening, February 17, is Jupiter.
Vapor trail from Russian meteor February 15, 2013
Artist’s concept of close-passing asteroid 2012 DA14 via NASA

Lead Producer and Host: Mike Brennan

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

Science news of the week

Song of the Week:

Phosphorescent’s “Song for Zula”

Featured This Week:

Meteor over Russia NASA scientists spoke about the meteor that exploded in the atmosphere over the Urel Mountains in Russia on February 15, causing a shockwave that injured over 1000 people, and about the close passing of asteroid 2012 DA14 on the same day.

UPDATE: What happened in Russia on Friday, February 15?

Moon and Jupiter Deborah Byrd and Michael Brennan talk skywatching – and why it’s a great time to see the moon and planet Jupiter.

Read more: Moon and Jupiter out from dusk until late night February 17

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

This week’s musical contributors:

The Black and White Years


One Hundred Flowers

Sleep Good

Arum Rae

An Atlas-V rocket carrying a Landsat satellite lifted off February 11, 2013 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

February 16, 2013

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