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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...

  • Added: Aug 16, 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...

Bought by KSFR, WLPR, and KRWG


  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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 KRWG and WLPR


  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 KRWG, WLPR, and KSFR


  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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
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Without followup data, many if not most of the Earth approaching objects would be lost as they move away from us leaving us with no idea when they...

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


  • Added: Apr 06, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A small telescope makes a substantial contribution to our knowledge of the celestial visitors to our neighborhood.

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


  • Added: Mar 31, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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My Catalina Sky Survey Teammate Brian Africano discovered his 4th comet while asteroid hunting in the constellation of Ursa Major with our Schmidt ...

Bought by WTIP, KUPR low power FM, WLPR, KSFR, and KKRN


  • Added: Mar 02, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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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...

Bought by KRWG, WLPR, Bandon Community Radio, WTIP, KKRN and more


  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
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For the first time in history, an asteroid hunting team, the Catalina Sky Survey, has discovered more than 1,000 Earth approaching asteroids in a s...

Bought by KRWG, Bandon Community Radio, WTIP, WLPR, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2019
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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An interstellar traveler visits our neighborhood on its tour of the Milky Way.

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


  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The discovery of a Jupiter family comet whose fate is to become a garden variety main belt asteroid.

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


  • Added: Dec 22, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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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...

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


  • 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. ...

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


  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Aten Asteroids are stealthy space rocks which can be dim and hard to detect since for most of their path about the Sun their illuminated side is f...

Bought by WTIP, WLPR, KUPR low power FM, KKRN, and KSFR


  • Added: Nov 10, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Ten hours and 46 minutes after my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Greg Leonard discovered a Toyota RAV4 sized space rock, now named 2018 UA, streaking...

Bought by WLPR, WTIP, KUPR low power FM, KKRN, and KSFR


  • Added: Nov 03, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Until recently the discovery of very close approaching asteroids was rare, however, due to improvements in telescopes, cameras, and computers aster...

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


  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Don't count on the decrease in solar activity to save you from human produced global warming, however something potentially important to you is hap...

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


  • Added: Oct 28, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Asteroid hunters are developing the equipment and skills which enable them to predict the impact of tiny space rocks. Thus in the future you may h...

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


  • Added: Oct 28, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Recently my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Richard Kowalski was asteroid hunting in the constellation of Pegasus with our Schmidt telescope on Mt. Bi...

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


  • Added: Oct 21, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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To give you an idea of the celestial traffic in our neighborhood, on a recent clear night, using our 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona, my C...

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


  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5