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 3,000 PRX free purchases as well as 361,000 downloads and plays with 21,900 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.


517 Pieces

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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
  • Length: 02:00
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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
  • Length: 02:00
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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
  • Length: 02:00
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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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Binary asteroids are relatively common and would present a challenge if one of the were heading for Earth.

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Fireballs are meteors brighter than the Planet Venus.

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Jupiter was once thought to provide a shield which has prevented impacts from objects in space. Modern calculations find that Jupiter sends some o...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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NASA is planning an Asteroid Redirect Mission which will place a small asteroid in orbit about our moon. There it can be visited and studied by hum...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2014
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Asteroid 2013 TV135 is a potentially hazardous asteroid which at first appeared to be on a collision course with planet Earth. Subsequent observat...

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2014
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The Kepler Spacecraft has discovered that planets which are apparently similar to Earth exist outside of our solar system.

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2014
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A group of students in London, England discover a supernova.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2014
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Asteroid 2013 JD4 has an unusual unstable orbit about the Sun.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2014
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Asteroid 2008 TC3 is the first object discovered before it impacted the Earth.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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