Travelers in the Night Eps. 113E & 114E: NASA RADAR Finds Asteroid Moon & Ready Yourself For Alien Life
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Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org
Today's 2 topics:
- RADAR images of 2004 BL86 obtained with the 230 foot wide NASA Deep Space Network show that it is about 1100 feet in diameter and has a small moon about 230 feet across.
- Carl Sagan said that "The Universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space." It is hard to look into the sky on a clear dark night and not share this feeling. Many years ago Sir Arthur Eddington said "Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine." Stay tuned.
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