Lead Producer and Host: Mike Brennan
Science News of the Week:
Astronomers have discovered a delicate piece of our galactic skeleton, what they are calling a “bone”
Researchers studying lightning bugs learn how to improve LED efficiency by up to 55%
The Amazon rainforest is experiencing a loss of diversity in the microbial organisms in the soil
Australia experiencing record heat and fires across the continent
Song of the Week:
Belaire’s “Lightning on the Beach.”
Featured This Week:
Landsat The Landsat series of Earth-observing satellites has been in orbit since 1972. On February 11, the next generation of Landsat satellites is set to launch what NASA is calling the Landsat Data Continuity Mission. Check out LIMA – the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica – here.
Stargazing our own spiral arm Deborah Byrd explains what we’re looking at when we look up into the evening sky in Northern Hemisphere winter, and why the stars look so brilliant at this time of year. See charts of stars in our local Orion Arm of the galaxy here.
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