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 3,385 PRX free purchases as well as 444,000 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.


554 Pieces

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The Phoenicids are a minor meteor shower which was discovered by the first Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition on December 5, 1956. To spot the ...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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Imagine how strange and wonderful it would be to witness such an event. When the impacting object hit it produced huge boulders, which held loose...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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The Chinese, Chang'e 4 made a soft landing on the far side of the Moon where it is impossible to have direct radio communications with the Earth. I...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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On October 7, 2018 the moonless night sky became 25% brighter and reached the point where it is at a small light polluted city, all without human ...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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In 2018 there were 15 Meteorite Fall Events for which observers saw a fireball streaking across the sky which then led to the discovery of pieces o...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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From the naked eye to the Hubble Space telescope each advance has enabled new astronomical discoveries. We have thus begun to understand our place...

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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Recently the Kepler Spacecraft found that a catalogue star HD 139139 now nicknamed the "Random Transiter" had 28 apparently random sharp narrow di...

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  • Added: Aug 01, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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In our solar system the most exotic body which contains the complex organic molecules necessary for life is Saturn's Moon Titan. NASA's Dragonfly...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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A given piece of ground on Mars receives several times more space rock impacts than a similar sized area on Earth. Perhaps, in the future the Marti...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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49 years after the Lunar Landing Module "Snoopy" was abandoned by Apollo 10 Astronauts, my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Carson Fuls may have spott...

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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Imagine being under a clear natural night sky, with no moon, waiting to see stars down to the horizon, the Milky Way, star clusters, planets, the z...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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Statistically, asteroid hunters are thought to have discovered 90 to 95% of the Earth approaching asteroids larger than about 3,000 feet in diamete...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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In 2018 Asteroid Hunters discovered 1839 previously unknown space rocks as they passed through our celestial neighborhood. The largest and most dan...

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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An asteroid has been discovered that comes very near to the Sun where it receives 12.6 times the radiation that heats the planet Mercury's surface...

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  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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Fortunately, on its current path, the most dangerous asteroid discovered in 2018 cannot come closer than 12.5 times the Moon's distance to humanity...

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  • Added: May 25, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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Being a near Earth asteroid is already a lonely existence since the paths of these small space rocks seldom bring them near any other material obje...

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  • Added: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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During a recent 30 day period, 11 small space rocks passed closer to us than the Moon. If one of them were to enter our atmosphere and you were di...

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  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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Humans are slamming projectiles into space rocks. These experiments will give us the know how to deal with a dangerous space rock which has our num...

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  • Added: May 04, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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In 1972 Apollo 16 astronauts took an ultraviolet image of the Earth from the Moon which shows that like the Sun ,the Earth too, has a faint corona...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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Traveling an additional billion miles beyond Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft is now sending back data on 2014 MU69, a strange snow man shaped ob...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
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