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October of 2019 was a record breaking month for my team the Catalina Sky Survey during which we discovered 240 Earth approaching asteroids. This di...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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On a clear but windy night, near the fall equinox, my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Greg Leonard was able to discover and verify 23 new Earth approa...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In the American southwest we welcome the Monsoon rainy season during which the Earth receives much needed moisture. However, after six weeks of clo...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In a most amazing turn of events, an international team of astronomers have published research in the Journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters w...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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
  • Purchases: 3
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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
  • Purchases: 4
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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
  • Purchases: 3
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In our Milky Way Galaxy alone there are probably 25 billion planets located within the habitable zone of its star where there could be air to breat...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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My Catalina Sky Survey teammate Hannes Groeller was asteroid hunting with our Schmidt telescope on Mt. Bigelow, Arizona when he discovered his fir...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
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On Halloween night while observing with the Catalina Sky Survey's 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona I discovered 21 space rocks streaking th...

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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My team, the Catalina Sky Survey, would not find a single asteroid without Steward Observatory's Mountain Lemmon Operations, or Mtn Ops for short. ...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A small space rock is spotted 4 days before it came very close to the Earth and our Moon.

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  • Added: Oct 05, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The NASA Mars Opportunity Rover, nicked named Oppy by those who operate and love it ,was designed to last 90 days on the Martian surface but has co...

Bought by KKRN, KRWG, KUPR low power FM, and WTIP


  • Added: Sep 26, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Asteroid hunters were able to discover a small Earth approaching asteroid after 57 nights of continuous rain and clouds.

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The fireball meteor streaking across the sky the early evening of January 17, 2018, witnessed by 700 observers in 11 States and Canada was also rec...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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From the time 3 million years ago that our ancestor Lucy walked in what is now Ethiopia until the widespread use of electric lighting began in the ...

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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It has been 20 years since the world woke up to the news that a half mile diameter asteroid, 1997 XF11, discovered by Space Watch on Kitt Peak, had...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Imagine a spacecraft traveling at a speed that would take it from New York to Tokyo in less than a minute, a mere 4 million miles from the surface ...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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In a few weeks ,as Earth and Mars moved closer together, a dust storm engulfed most of the red planet making it impossible to see its surface featu...

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A huge Earth approaching asteroid is discovered right before the 2018 monsoon rains settled into the American Southwest. This weather imposed bre...

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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On July 1, 1770 Comet Lexell passed about 6 times the moon's distance from planet Earth, the closest a comet has ever come to humanity. After tha...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is conducting a six year flight from Earth to a potentially hazardous asteroid, Ryugu, and return a sample ...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A small space rock with a diameter less than the height of an NBA basketball player had just crossed the orbit of our Moon on a collision course wi...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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My birthday present from outer space was the opportunity to use the Catalina Sky Survey's 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Az to discover a tiny ...

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Modern technology provides us with stunning views of objects in the Universe in wavelengths invisible to our eyes, however, nothing is as moving an...

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  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6