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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.
The music is "Eternity" by John Lyell.

“Travelers in the Night” has more than 1,590 PRX free purchases as well as 221,200 plays and 13,300 followers on the internet.

It features an engaging and informative series of two minute, factual episodes about asteroids, comets, spacecraft, and other objects in space.

The script and a list of references for each program piece can be found on travelersinthenight.org.

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.


324 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Astronomers are able to view the rare occurrence of planets in formation with the ALMA radio telescope in Chile.

  • Added: Jan 20, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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An asteroid impacting into the ocean would create a big splash but not a tsunami.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jan 20, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Tiny messengers from outer space enter our atmosphere every day.

Bought by WLPR, KKRN, KKWE Niijii Radio, and KUPR low power FM


  • Added: Jan 12, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Humanity should be ready in the unlikely but potentially catastrophic situation in which a comet comes out of nowhere and is heading for planet Earth.

Bought by WLPR, KKRN, and KUPR low power FM


  • Added: Jan 12, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Riding the surface of the asteroid that my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Richard Kowalski recently discovered would be an incredible experience.

Bought by WLPR, KKRN, and KUPR low power FM


  • Added: Jan 05, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Asteroid hunters rediscover and object first observed 15 years ago. It might be a candidate for mining in the future as space colonists look for r...

Bought by WLPR, KKRN, and KUPR low power FM


  • Added: Jan 05, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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It is intriguing to consider that deep inside Mars all of the necessary ingredients for life may be present together.

Bought by KKRN, KRWG, KUPR low power FM, and WLPR


  • Added: Dec 30, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Psyche is a small world about 116 miles in diameter and is composed of almost pure nickel-iron metal.

Bought by KKRN, KRWG, KUPR low power FM, and WLPR


  • Added: Dec 30, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Centaurs are named after the mythical beasts which were half human and half horse perhaps because they have characteristics of both asteroids and c...

Bought by KRWG, WLPR, KKRN, and KUPR low power FM


  • Added: Dec 22, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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2017 will be a good year to view comets with your unaided eye or a pair of binoculars.

Bought by KRWG, WLPR, KKRN, and KUPR low power FM


  • Added: Dec 22, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The extremely unlikely scenario of an impactor with our number on it.

Bought by WLPR, KUPR low power FM, and KKRN


  • Added: Dec 15, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Using ground penetrating RADAR on the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists have discovered an ice deposit on Mars the size of New Mexico.

Bought by KUPR low power FM, KGUA, and KKRN


  • Added: Dec 15, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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An asteroid which can come to within about an Earth circumference of the surface of our home planet needs watching.

Bought by KUPR low power FM, WOUB, and KKRN


  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Humans are developing the ability to study an Earth approaching object to prepare for one that is on an impact trajectory with our home planet.

Bought by KUPR low power FM and KKRN


  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Should martian microbes be sacrificed to human space exploration.

Bought by KUPR low power FM, KKRN, and KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana


  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Atira, named for the Pawnee goddess of Earth and the Morning and Evening Star orbits the Sun inside of our path.

Bought by KUPR low power FM, WOUB, KKRN, and KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana


  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Planning for the unlikely event that an asteroid is on a collision course with planet Earth will minimize injury and the loss of life.

Bought by KUPR low power FM, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KKRN, KRWG, and KENW


  • Added: Nov 25, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Asteroid hunting competition.

Bought by KUPR low power FM, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KKRN, KRWG, and KENW


  • Added: Nov 25, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The NASA/JPL Mars Curiosity Rover discovers a meteorite on Mars.

Bought by KUPR low power FM, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KRWG, KENW, and KKRN


  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A very close approaching asteroid is observed to pass through the Earth's shadow.

Bought by KUPR low power FM, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KRWG, KENW, and KKRN


  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5