Travelers In The Night

Series produced by Al Grauer

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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 3,300 PRX free purchases as well as 422,000 downloads and plays with 22,250 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 a 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.


545 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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In 10 years there will only be a few places in the United States to see the Milky Way clearly or view a meteor striking across the night sky.

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Rocks ejected from Mars by the impact of an asteroid or comet can and do find their way to Earth.

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Two Earth approaching asteroids were discovered on the same night.

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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In the past 30 years more than 20,000 meteorites have been found in Antarctica. Some of them originated on the Moon or Mars.

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Through out history humans have viewed the night sky and used it as a source of information and sense of wonder. There is a new place to view the ...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The small asteroid which entered the Earth's atmosphere and injured nearly 1500 people in February of 2013 had a history which can be traced back t...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Rocks from the Moon can end up on the surface of the Earth and be worth more than diamonds or gold.

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The Rosetta Spacecraft's arrival at a comet's nucleus has begun a process of discovery.

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Astronomers have discovered a planet, twice as old as the Earth, at the right distance from its Sun to harbor life.

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Humans have become used to having artificial Earth satellites. The close passage of a comet or a mega solar flare could disable them.

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Strong radio and TV transmissions from Earth will probably fade as human communications switches to satellites and fibers. Perhaps the way to dete...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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What would a space alien receive if it pointed its radio antennas towards our Sun?

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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NASA is planning a new Mars rover which will be based on the successful Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity Mars rovers. It will be able to directl...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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By looking at a star as one of its planets passes in front of it, astronomers are able to learn about its atmosphere.

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Men may be from Mars but women are exploring it.

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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High speed debris from comets may pose a threat to our spacecraft.

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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SpaceShipTwo will carry 6 passengers and two pilots and be launched from the 18,000 acre SpacePort America in New Mexico.

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
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The Hubble Space Telescopes finds a surprising lack of water on three planets outside of our solar system.

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The NASA Deep Space Network is celebrating its 50th birthday. It is the way all of our spacecraft phone home.

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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What was designed to be a 3 month mission has turned out to be a fascinating exploration of our next door neighbor.

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6