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Travelers In The Night

Series produced by Al Grauer

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Image by: NASA 

Travelers In The Night is your unique source of insider Information from the Asteroid Hunting and Space Communities. It features an engaging and informative series of two minute, factual episodes about asteroids, comets, spacecraft, and other objects in space.

The music is "Eternity" by John Lyell.

Teachers, Students, and Kids of all ages:
The script for each program piece can be found on travelersinthenight.org. At the end of of each piece you can click for additional information.

The pieces are "evergreen" in that they are current but not dated.

The Travelers In The Night Pieces are written and produced by an observing member of the Catalina Sky Survey Team at the University of Arizona.

The Catalina Sky Survey has discovered nearly half of the Earth approaching objects known to exist.


116 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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In less than three and a half hours 3 Potentially Hazardous asteroids were discovered.

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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A new plan for a space trip to Mars will be able to deliver a steady stream of supplies to a human space colony on the red planet.

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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The newest member of the NASA funded Catalina Sky Survey team, Rose Matheny, discovers her first Earth approaching asteroid.

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Ceres is a small dwarf planet in our solar system which contains a large proportion of water. NASA is about to begin to explore it.

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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2014 was a record year for the asteroid hunting community with more than 1,450 new objects being discovered.

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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Green Meteors which have long been attributed to alien spacecraft or spy devices are in reality beautiful natural events.

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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Asteroid hunters have discovered nearly 100 small objects which are accessible by astronauts.

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  • Added: Jan 01, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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The NASA New Horizons Spacecraft is on a voyage of discovery to the distant parts of our solar system.

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  • Added: Jan 01, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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When will you be told about a potential asteroid impact?

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  • Added: Dec 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Mining asteroids may seem farfetched, however, some on our planet are actively pursuing this goal.

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  • Added: Dec 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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NASA/JPL has developed a new computer program, based on software game architecture, which allows you to tour space using real NASA data.

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The successful unmanned test of the Orion Spacecraft is the beginning of a new chapter in the human exploration of space.

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The Jupiter Trojan asteroids can masquerade as near Earth Objects.

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Small asteroids come close enough at the right speeds for us to visit them.

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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A small asteroid will make close approaches to Earth, our Moon, and Venus.

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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We are discovering many small asteroids which pass closer to us than the Moon. Very rarely one of them crashes into the Earth or Moon.

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The use of Radioisotope Power Systems has brought us a wealth of knowledge about our solar system.

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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It appears that the human population is at more at risk from smaller rather than larger Earth impacting asteroids.

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Every month we discover small asteroids which come closer than the Moon.

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The discovery of a small cold world far from Earth.

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4