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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 2,350 PRX free purchases as well as 189,500 downloads,120,000 plays,and 18,400 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.


428 Pieces

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The mysterious Earth approaching object Phaethon does not fit neatly into our definition of either an asteroid or a comet.During it's close approac...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Recent scientific studies have begun to shed light on the interesting mystery of how the small number of what we now call electrophonic meteors pro...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Rose discovers 8 new interesting asteroids in a single night using the Catalina Sky Survey's Schmidt telescope on Mt. Bigelow, Arizona.

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Greg's comet comes into our neighborhood once per human lifetime and spends most of it's time in the lonely space high above or far below the rest ...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Long Winter nights with good seeing, from start to finish, are those on which the asteroid hunter makes new discoveries while being treated to view...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The hypothesis that Oumuamua, the interstellar space rock, is an alien probe is pretty farfetched, however, how it came to have it's current shape ...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A large asteroid barely missies being classified by NASA as potentially hazardous.

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Aten asteroids can make close approaches to Earth. They are difficult to discover because they spend most of their time inside our orbit with thei...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Intriguing features which change with the Martian seasons mimic flows of liquid water on the Earth's surface.

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The first alien object to observed visiting our solar system arrives from truly deep space and leaves us with the mystery of what it is and how it ...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A thousand meteors brighter than the planet Venus enter the Earth's atmosphere every day. The record of one of them on your dash cam can reveal whe...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Earth like planets are being discovered circling the most common type of star in our neighborhood of the Milky Way galaxy.

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A small asteroid soars into the lonely space high above and below the plane of our solar system.

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A three football field sized asteroid survives on a harrowing path around our Sun.

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The impact of a 1,200 foot diameter asteroid would produce devastating earth quakes and wind blasts over many square miles on the Earth's surface.

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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To cut the mission time to Mars, the risks, and the mass of supplies required for such a prolonged space mission NASA is looking at alternative mea...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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A tiny space rock narrowly missed the Earth.

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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My team the Catalina Sky Survey set a new single month record by discovering 211 Earth approaching objects in October of 2017. Fortunately none of...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Perhaps the reason that we have not detected alien civilizations on distant worlds is because they exist in oceans covered by miles of radiation ab...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A rock from another solar system is likely to have streaked by Earth before heading back into interstellar space.

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3