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At its closest point, a small space rock comes to only 1/3 of Mercury's average distance from the solar surface and receives 9 times the amount of...

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

Bought by WLPR, KRWG, KSFR, and KKRN


  • Added: Nov 29, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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In ancient times, Aboriginal people in southwestern Australia quarried fine grained rock on an ancient hill called Barlangi Rock to make very sharp...

Bought by WLPR, KRWG, and KKRN


  • Added: Nov 22, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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I can’t believe I almost let November go by without at least mentioning desert broom (Baccahris sarothroides). It is the native plant the folks lo...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 04:52
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In the space of less than 13 hours four small space rocks zipped through the Earth-Moon neighborhood. All of them were discovered by my team, the N...

Bought by WLPR, KKRN, and KRWG


  • Added: Nov 16, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: You be careful out there - Indoor plants aren’t as good for you as you might think, why 12 million seahorses died (and ...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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During the monsoon rainy season, my Catalina Sky Survey teammate, Hannes Groeller took a vacation in his native Austria. Returning to begin the fa...

Bought by WLPR, KRWG, and WTIP


  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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One of the most frustrating situations for an asteroid hunter is a night when the stars are shining bright above the mountain but the humidity is s...

Bought by WLPR, WTIP, and KRWG


  • Added: Oct 19, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The race to explore the Moon by robots and eventually human lunar colonists is on. Near the lunar south pole human space colonists could use solar ...

Bought by WLPR, WTIP, KKRN, KSFR, and KRWG


  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week on the show: Happiness, fear and our atmosphere - Our boiling hot planetary neighbor, Venus, might have once been similar to Earth. S...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

Bought by WTIP and KRWG


  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Cliffrose is the star of this show. It also goes by the common name quinine bush or the scientific name of Purshia mexicana. If you look at a map o...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 10:12
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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 ...

Bought by WTIP, WLPR, KSFR, and KRWG


  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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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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...

Bought by WTIP, KSFR, WLPR, and KRWG


  • Added: Sep 01, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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 ...

Bought by WTIP, KSFR, WLPR, KRZA, and KRWG


  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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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...

Bought by WTIP, WLPR, KRWG, and KKRN


  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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...

Bought by WTIP, WLPR, KSFR, KRSC, and KRWG


  • 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
  • Purchases: 4
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Anne-Laure is a rising senior at the University of Arizona double majoring in Natural Resources (emphasis in Wildlife Conservation and Management) ...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:26
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This week on the show: Send in the bots! - Right now, hundreds of power plants around the world are splitting atoms. But when a reactor malfunc...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

Bought by WTIP, KRWG, WLPR, KSFR, and Bandon Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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On this week's show: Buzzing and flapping - It's all about bugs and birds. Is it end times for entomology, the study of insects? Can high-freque...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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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...

Bought by WTIP, KRWG, and WLPR


  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3