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 3,100 PRX free purchases as well as 366,000 downloads and plays with 22,000 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.


521 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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: 7
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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A tiny space rock narrowly missed the Earth.

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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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
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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
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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
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On it's gravitational leash, Earth's pet space rock, 2016 HO3, accompanies us at a distance of between 38 and 100 times the Moon's distance from Ea...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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The plants that Mars explorers take with them will provide a source of fresh fruits and vegetables , fresh air to breathe, and perhaps a psychologi...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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In less than 24 hours, while observing with the Catalina Sky Survey's 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona , I discovered two 25 foot diameter ...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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Most of New Zealand's large rural areas and land reserves, covering an area as large as the UK, have unpolluted natural night skies offering specta...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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Large undiscovered Earth approaching asteroids are still out there.

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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A strange object consisting of two mile diameter asteroids surrounded by a gas cloud is orbiting our Sun.

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
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The CubeSat industry is making relatively low cost exploration of space possible and is creating heretofore undreamed of opportunities for the hum...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5