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Near-Earth asteroids: Observer alert network and physical observationsThis project strives to obtain physical observations on newly discovered Near-Earth Objects (NEO's) in order to provide fundamental data needed to assess the resources available in the population. The goal is acquiring data on all objects brighter than magnitude V= 17.0. To accomplish this, an electronic mail alert and observer information service that informs observers around the world as to the status of physical observations on currently observable NEO's was established. Such data is also acquired ourselves through a cooperative program with European colleagues that uses telescopes on La Palma to obtain spectra of NEO's and through observations made from a local telescope on Tumamoc Hill. This latter telescope has the advantage that large amounts of observing time are available, so that whenever a new NEO's discovered, we can be assured of getting time to observe it.
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Davis, Donald R. (Planetary Science Inst. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Chapman, Clark R. (Planetary Science Inst. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: Arizona Univ., NASA Space Engineering Research Center for Utilization of Local Planetary Resources
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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