Arecibo Radar Observations of Near-Earth Asteroids


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Date
Tuesday, October 12 2010 - 12:00 pm, PDT
Speaker
Ellen Howell
Affiliation
NAIC Arecibo/Cornell University
Description

Radar observations are one of the only groundbased techniques to spatially resolve near-Earth asteroids. Images with up to 7.5-m resolution reveal a wide variety of shapes, surface features and helped to discover many binary objects. Our understanding of the nature and evolution of NEAs has changed radically in recent years, in a large part due to the information from radar images, and shape models derived from them. I will discuss current results and upcoming improved capabilities of the Arecibo planetary radar system.

 

slides: HowellArchive.zip

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