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Experience the wonders of the Universe first hand using your night vision.

Bought by WTIP, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KUPR low power FM, KKRN, and KSFR


  • Added: Oct 19, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: A photo captured by Ansari 9-24, Credit: Dr. Rafat Ansari
Algae blooms continue to color western Lake Erie a deep green. Now researchers and scientists want to know more about toxins produced by the algae....

Bought by KPIK-LP, WBFO, WOSU, WAMC, WDET Detroit Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 13, 2017
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 9
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To survive on Venus where the temperature is 864F and the surface air pressure is 90 times that of Earth, NASA and JPL engineers are exploring the ...

Bought by WTIP, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KSFR, KKRN, and KUPR low power FM


  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The largest asteroid to come near the Earth in 100 years has two moons.

Bought by WTIP, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KKRN, and KUPR low power FM


  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A visitor from Mars lands near Tata, Morocco on July 11, 2011. Pieces of it are worth 10 times their weight in Gold.

Bought by WTIP, WLPR, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KUPR low power FM, KKRN and more


  • Added: Oct 05, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Meteors, shooting stars, or falling stars are different names for the streaks of light in the night sky which are in reality the dying embers of t...

Bought by WTIP, WLPR, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KUPR low power FM, KKRN and more


  • Added: Oct 05, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Jupiter has been observed by humans through out history, shaped our solar system, and made it possible for Earth to form.

Bought by WTIP, WLPR, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KUPR low power FM, and KKRN


  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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There are approximately 3.2 million Earth approaching asteroids similar in size to the Chelyabinsk impactor which injured nearly 1,500 people and d...

Bought by WTIP, WLPR, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KUPR low power FM, KSFR and more


  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A partnership with yeast and algae will enable spacefaring humans to use their waste products to produce food and plastics during long duration spa...

Bought by WTIP, WLPR, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KSFR, KKRN and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 8
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The moon cycle from new moon through full moon and back to new moon again was used by many nations to regulate their activities and forms the basis...

Bought by WTIP, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, WLPR, KKRN, KRWG and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: These silk threads are produced by silkworms but based on the protein spiders use to spin a web.        , Credit: Kraig Biocraft Laboratories
The silky strands made by spiders are prized for their strength and suppleness. Now, scientists in the Great Lakes region are using technology to r...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Michigan Radio, North Country Public Radio, WCPN, WAMC and more


  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 03:35
  • Purchases: 8
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The SpaceX 11 Dragon mission is the first time an American spacecraft has visited the space station since the NASA Space Shuttle Program ended in A...

Bought by WTIP, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KSFR, KRWG, KKRN and more


  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Finding a meteorite that has traveled billions of miles through space to reach it's present location is exciting. It might even be worth real money.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KRWG, KKRN, WLPR, and KUPR low power FM


  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Additional observations over the years have eliminated the possibility that Apophis will strike the Earth as it streaks by closer than the communic...

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KSFR, KRWG, WLPR, KPIP-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 07, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
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About the size of a saltine cracker and having a mass of less than 2 dimes, the single-board Sprite spacecraft has all the essentials; solar panels...

Bought by WTIP, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, WLPR, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, KPIP-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 07, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Your representatives, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 are heading into deep interstellar space.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, WOUB, KUPR low power FM, WLPR, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm and more


  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Florence is the largest asteroid in more than 100 years to approach the Earth.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KPIP-LP, KUPR low power FM, WLPR, and KKRN


  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Timely, in-depth, progressive analysis since 1991
This week's summary of under-reported news followed by these interviews: Texas Flood Linked with Extreme Weather Patterns Long Predicted by Climate...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WXDU, WRIR, and KRZA


  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Topographic features on rubble pile asteroids are produced in a novel way.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, WLPR, KKRN, KRWG, WTIP and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Cell phone technology will be used to explore our Moon. Lunar tourists will be able to use their smart phones after 2018.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, WLPR, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, KKRN, WVTF and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Scott McNaught and Emily Wimmer with graduate students, Credit: Central Michigan University
The bloody red shrimp came to the Great Lakes around 2006 in the ballast water of cargo ships. Now, scientists are running tests to determine wheth...

Bought by WORT, WDET Detroit Public Radio, Michigan Radio, WAMC, WXXI and more


  • Added: Aug 22, 2017
  • Length: 03:35
  • Purchases: 10
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A small asteroid tests planetary defenses.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, WLPR, KRWG, KKRN, WTIP and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The Moon is water rich and can supply lunar colonists with many of their needs.

Bought by WTIP, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KRWG, KKRN, WLPR and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Martian Trojan asteroids appear to have been created by a tremendous impact early in the history of the solar system.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, WLPR, KKRN, and KUPR low power FM


  • Added: Aug 10, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A new appreciation for our Sun is growing as we learn more about other suns and their families of planets.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, WLPR, KKRN, and KUPR low power FM


  • Added: Aug 10, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4