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 2,900 PRX free purchases as well as 350,000 downloads and plays with 21,400 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.


506 Pieces

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The NASA Hubble Space Telescope was used to take images of the most distant galaxies ever observed. This view takes us back in time to shortly aft...

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  • Added: May 23, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The Earth has been struck by objects from space many times in the past. Could asteroid impact craters be the place to search for evidence of life o...

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  • Added: May 23, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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A visit to the asteroid Psyche will provide clues as to the nature of the Earth's core.

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  • Added: May 15, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The Kepler Space Craft has discovered an Earth like planet which may have conditions which may allow life as we know it to exist. Can we imagine w...

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  • Added: May 15, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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On Earth Day, Astronauts revealed that the Earth is struck by small asteroids more often than previously thought. They propose to build and launch...

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  • Added: May 08, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Learn to navigate the night sky with your naked eye and find the place where the NASA Kepler Space Craft has found an Earth like planet at the righ...

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  • Added: May 08, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Measurements of its rate of spin and shape reveal that the asteroid Itokawa has a very odd structure.

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  • Added: May 01, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Data obtained from automobile dash cams has enabled scientists to understand the airburst which occurred when a small asteroid entered the Earth's ...

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  • Added: May 01, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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One million human lifetimes ago an asteroid impact was at least partially responsible for eliminating the dinosaurs. The asteroid hunting community...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Two new objects have been discovered in what was once thought to be an empty region of our Solar System. They are so far from our Sun that they are...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2014
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A human standing on Mars would see the Earth and Moon as either a double morning or evening star. Recently the NASA Curiosity Rover took an image ...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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For hundreds of years the Saturn was the only planet known to have rings. Now we know that Uranus, Jupiter, and Neptune also have rings. Recently ...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The 5000th near Earth Asteroid found by the NASA funded Catalina Sky Survey was published early in 2014. This group has discovered 47% of the Eart...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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In March of 2014 six asteroids which pass closer than our Moon to us were discovered. Fortunately none of them will impact the Earth anytime soon.

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Astronomers are discovering that many asteroids have a peanut shape and that some have small moons.

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2014
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An asteroid spins up, develops 6 tails, and breaks apart under the gentle influence of Sun light.

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2014
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Only 13 out of the more than 10,000 Earth approaching objects have their orbit completely within that of the Earth.

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The Curiosity Rover and The Maven Spacecraft explore Mars and stir our imaginations.

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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A prelude of a manned flyby of Venus and Mars could be a manned mission to an asteroid. The search for an appropriate asteroid continues.

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Friday the 13th of 2029 will be a lucky day for the Human race when the asteroid passes very near the Earth.

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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