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Spring 2024 Seminar Series: Sean Marshall, FSI

January 24 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Radar observations make it possible to obtain spatially resolved images of near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) from ground-based telescopes. A powerful series of radio waves is transmitted toward the asteroid, and the recorded echoes can be decoded in time (delay) and Doppler frequency to produce two-dimensional images of the target. I will discuss how radar images can be combined with other observational data to determine an asteroid’s size, shape, rotation state, and other properties. I also will present my analysis of how many NEAs would be detectable with past, present, and potential future radar facilities.

Florida Space Institute

12354 Research Parkway, Partnership 1, Suite 214, Room 209
Orlando, FL 32826 United States
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