EarthSky 22: More meteors and a word about climate models

Lead Producer and Host: Mike Brennan

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

Comet 168P-Hergenrother on Nov. 2, 2012 via NASA. See the two bright areas, in addition to the bright central part of the comet? These are a sign that this comet is fragmenting.

Science news of the week:

Two whales that washed up in New Zealand in 2010 turned out to be some of the rarest whales in the world.

Forecasting volcanic eruptions.

Earth’s seas are rising at the maximum rate proposed by the IPCC – or faster.

Comet Hergenrother is breaking apart

Song of the Week:

The Black and White Year‘s “To Modern Science.” They are on a new label, Modern Outsider, and are working on a new album for 2013.

Meteor flies by constellation Orion. At top left of photo, planet Jupiter and star Aldebaran highlight constellation Taurus, near the radiant point of Taurid meteor shower. EarthSky Facebook friend Allen Lefever captured this meteor on November 7, 2012. Thanks, Allen!
Radiant point of Leonid meteor shower, visible each year around mid-November.

Featured This Week:

Meteor Showers in November! Deborah Byrd and Michael Brennan talk about the meteor showers happening now through mid-November.

Dana Falconberry‘s “Lake Charlevoix”

Future Temperatures May Be on High End of Projections Deborah Byrd and Michael Brennan talk about the new NCAR study, released in Science on November 8, that suggests temperatures in this century will climb to the high end of the formerly projected range.

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

This week’s musical contributors:

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

Dana Falconberry

One Hundred Flowers

November 10, 2012

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