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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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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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As asteroid hunters equipment and skills continue to improve we will be able to find and track some of these tiny impactors and perhaps be able to ...

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


  • Added: Dec 08, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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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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 WLPR, KUPR low power FM, KRWG, WTIP, KKRN and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Asteroid Hunters keep careful track of nearly 2,000 Potentially Hazardous Asteroids [PHAs] to make sure that they are no threat to humanity. The re...

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


  • Added: Oct 05, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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What asteroid hunters fear is that a small space rock capable of injuring people and damaging buildings is heading our way and that we will not fin...

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


  • Added: Sep 28, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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In 2018, July and August were cloudy and rainy in both Arizona and Hawaii sidelining the worlds two most productive asteroid hunting surveys. A co...

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


  • Added: Sep 08, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Fuzzy, spread out, asteroid images due to atmospheric and or equipment produced distortions can cause important objects to slip through an asteroid...

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


  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Exciting new research indicates that there could be a lake of liquid water beneath the south Martian polar cap. Further research will be required t...

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


  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Recently, my newest Catalina Sky Survey Teammate, Hannes Groeller, had an excellent training night, working with Greg Leonard, on our 60 inch teles...

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


  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Asteroid hunters have discovered more than 90% of the Earth approaching asteroids whose impact could cause global climate change. It was thus unus...

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


  • Added: Jun 02, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The recent discovery of an asteroid, whose orbit lies completely within that of the Earth, reminds asteroid hunters to continue to search near the ...

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


  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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An asteroid is exiled to the outer regions of the solar system during Jupiter's rampaging tack away from the Sun long ago. During that process eno...

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


  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Silver Beach County Park in St. Joseph, Michigan, Credit: Elizabeth Miller
Since 2002, powerful currents in the Great Lakes have caused more than 150 drownings, researchers say. A look at the science behind the currents.

Bought by WVBI-LP, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WRVO Public Media, WMUK, Delta College Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 12, 2016
  • Length: 03:37
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: FEMA trailer with bicycles. , Credit: Courtesy of Akasha Rabut
Ten years later and thousands of miles away, Hurricane Katrina lives on.

  • Added: Dec 02, 2015
  • Length: 27:58
Caption: A still from the BioCurious Kickstarter video
When we think of garage scientists, the eccentric, gray-haired Dr. Emmett Brown from Back to the Future might come to mind. But these days, garages...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Oct 09, 2013
  • Length: 08:47
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Courtesy of the Maine Department of Transportation
Lynn Smith moved to Maine in hopes of retiring in peace - but there was one thing she hadn't counted on.

Bought by KUOW, PRX Remix, and WAMC


  • Added: Feb 16, 2012
  • Length: 06:24
  • Purchases: 3