Travelers In The Night

Series produced by Al Grauer

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Image by: NASA 

Travelers In The Night is your unique source of insider Information from the Asteroid Hunting and Space Communities.
The music is "Eternity" by John Lyell.

The PRX Series “Travelers In The Night” has more than 4,600 PRX free purchases as well as more than 663,000 downloads and 33,000 followers on the internet. It has been aired on 54 radio stations.


It features an engaging and informative series of two minute, factual episodes about asteroids, comets, spacecraft, and other objects in space.

The pieces are "evergreen" in that they are current but not dated.

The Travelers In The Night Pieces are written and produced by a member of the Catalina Sky Survey Team at the University of Arizona.

The Catalina Sky Survey has discovered nearly half of the Earth approaching objects known to exist.


677 Pieces

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Caption: Comet Lovejoy, Credit: NASA
Greg's comet comes into our neighborhood once per human lifetime and spends most of it's time in the lonely space high above or far below the rest ...

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: 30 years of fireballs, Credit: NASA
Fireballs are meteors which become brighter than the planet Venus and can sometimes be seen in the daytime. If you are lucky to see a fireball send...

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  • Added: Jan 16, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Asteroids and Earth, Credit: ESA:P. Carril
To give you an idea of the asteroid traffic in our neighborhood, on a mostly cloudy night, through holes in the clouds, in a space of less than 2 h...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Artists Conception, Credit: Dan Durda
Tonight, even though the chances are extremely slim, an asteroid hunter could find a sizable asteroid on a collision course with planet Earth. If w...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2022
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Asteroid Mining, Credit: NASA
In the future one can envision a space mining family boarding a descendent of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Vehicle for a trip into low Earth orb...

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  • Added: Dec 25, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Halley's Comet, Credit: NASA
On December 25, 2017, while searching for Earth approaching asteroids in the constellation of Virgo, the Universe gave my Catalina Sky Survey team...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Fireball Exploding, Credit: NASA
Recent scientific studies have begun to shed light on the interesting mystery of how the small number of what we now call electrophonic meteors pro...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Mt. Lemmon, AZ snow storm, Credit: A.D. Grauer
Long Winter nights with good seeing, from start to finish, are those on which the asteroid hunter makes new discoveries while being treated to view...

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Laser Sail, Credit: Project Breakthrough
Laser propelled ultra light space probes could be sent to explore nearby worlds.

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Voyager Leaving Solar System, Credit: NASA
What plant seeds will be left for interstellar travelers to take with them?

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Mars, Credit: NASA
Intriguing features which change with the Martian seasons mimic flows of liquid water on the Earth's surface.

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Artist's concept of interstellar object1I/2017 U1 ('Oumuamua) as it passed through the solar system after its discovery in October 2017. The aspect ratio of up to 10:1 is unlike that of any object seen in our own solar system., Credit: European Southern Observatory / M. Kornmesser
The first alien object to observed visiting our solar system arrives from truly deep space and leaves us with the mystery of what it is and how it ...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Gliese 887C, Credit:  Mark Garlick/ University of Göttingen
Earth like planets are being discovered circling the most common type of star in our neighborhood of the Milky Way galaxy.

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Asteroid Shattering, Credit: NASA
A small asteroid soars into the lonely space high above and below the plane of our solar system.

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Europa, Credit: NASA
Perhaps the reason that we have not detected alien civilizations on distant worlds is because they exist in oceans covered by miles of radiation ab...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Asteroid Illustration, Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
A rock from another solar system is likely to have streaked by Earth before heading back into interstellar space.

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Asteroid Eros, Credit: NASA
On it's gravitational leash, Earth's pet space rock, 2016 HO3, accompanies us at a distance of between 38 and 100 times the Moon's distance from Ea...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: An illustration of a concept for a possible wind-powered Venus rover., Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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 ...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Comet Neat observed At Kitt Peak, Credit: NASA
What at first appeared to be an asteroid turned out to be a double comet.

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
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Caption: Mars, Credit: NASA
Martian Trojan asteroids have stable orbits around the Sun, leading and trailing the red planet by 60 degrees, where the Sun's and Mars's gravity a...

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  • Added: Sep 12, 2021
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6