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

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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
  • Length: 02:00
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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
  • Length: 02:00
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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
  • Length: 02:00
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A group of students in London, England discover a supernova.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Asteroid 2013 JD4 has an unusual unstable orbit about the Sun.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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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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An object is discovered that first appeared to be a huge near Earth asteroid. Subsequent observations show it to be a comet making a single trip t...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2014
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This piece describes the process of comet discovery.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2014
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What are our options when we discover that an asteroid is on a collision course with Earth?

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2014
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After a tour of the inner solar system, the Rosetta Spacecraft will land on a comet, make measurements, and return data to Earth.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2014
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In 1908 a small asteroid or comet entered the Earth's atmosphere over Siberia and killed 80 million trees.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2014
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In October of 2014 a comet will make a close approach to the planet Mars.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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A description of Asteroid hunting with the 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will perform a sample and return mission to the potentially hazardous asteroid Bennu.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2014
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The first Earth approaching asteroid discovered in 2014 hit our planet 20 hours after its discovery.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2014
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An asteroid impact changed life on Earth 66 million years ago.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2014
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A large asteroid with a long orbital period comes near the Earth.

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