Near-Earth Asteroid 2014 HQ124 As Seen By Radiotelescopes – Space Ref (press release)


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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid 2014 HQ124 As Seen By Radiotelescopes Space Ref (press release) To image 2014 HQ124, the researchers first paired the large Goldstone antenna with the 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo radio telescope in…

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Excellent work by JPL scientists in capturing high resolution radar pictures of near-Earth Asteroid 2014 HQ 124 as it passed within 776,000 miles (1.25 million meters) of Earth.  According to astronomers, the object was at least 1,200 feet (370 meters) wide.  Features as small as 12 feet (3.75 meters) were detected by radar imaging.  The pictures were obtained by pairing the Goldstone antenna with the 1,000 foot (305 meter) Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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