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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...

Bought by KRWG and KSFR


  • Added: Nov 10, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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An object the size of this huge space rock enters the Earth's atmosphere every 180,000 years with an energy of 5,800 megatons of TNT. The only pla...

Bought by KRWG, WLPR, and KSFR


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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
Caption: Siding Spring Observatory, Credit: www.destinationsjourney.com
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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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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In a most amazing turn of events, an international team of astronomers have published research in the Journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters w...

Bought by WTIP and KRWG


  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Category 5 Hurricanes & Mega Fires the New Normal ? We get the facts with data based Volo Foundation co-founder Thais Lopez Vogel

  • Added: Sep 15, 2019
  • Length: 25:39
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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...

Bought by WTIP, WLPR, and KSFR


  • 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
  • Purchases: 5
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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...

Bought by WTIP, WLPR, KRWG, and KSFR


  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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...

Bought by WTIP, KSFR, WLPR, and KRWG


  • Added: Jul 19, 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...

Bought by WTIP, KRWG, and WLPR


  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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When you hear those statistics that tell you the oceans are warming and you wonder where those numbers come from, this is where: From scientists me...

Bought by KUOW, KUT, WAMU, KGOU, KWGS and more


  • Added: Jun 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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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...

Bought by WTIP, KRWG, WLPR, and KSFR


  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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...

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


  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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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...

Bought by WLPR, WTIP, KRWG, and KKRN


  • Added: May 25, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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...

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


  • Added: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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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...

Bought by WTIP, WLPR, and KKRN


  • Added: May 04, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

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


  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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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...

Bought by WTIP, WLPR, KSFR, and KKRN


  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4