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Astronomers Discover Asteroid Has Much Longer Tail Than Thought
2013-06-03 10:06:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using the new wide-field camera at the WIYN Observatory´s 3.5-meter telescope, astronomers at the facility have discovered that asteroid P/2010 A2's recently-formed tail is much longer than previously believed. The astronomers said the tail is about 620,000 miles long, or about triple the distance from the Earth to the Moon. The scientists were able to see the complete tail using the new One Degree Imager (ODI) -- a wide-field...

2005-05-27 15:25:51

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A $6.6 million pixel camera for taking detailed research photographs of the night sky is scheduled to be built for the Kitt Peak National Observatory with help from the University of Wisconsin. When it's completed, the camera will be fitted to the 3.5-meter WIYN telescope atop Kitt Peak, located southwest of Tucson. A grant from the National Science Foundation will cover $1.6 million of the camera's cost. WIYN's business partners - the University of Wisconsin, Indiana...

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