[LMB] OT: Arecibo

Luke Bretscher rocketman0739 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 22 20:00:33 GMT 2020


On Sun, Nov 22, 2020, 12:41 PM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:

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>
> > On Nov 22, 2020, at 10:54 AM, Pouncer via Lois-Bujold <
> lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> > >One of the functions Arecibo excels in is tracking asteroids
> > >well enough to warn us of possible dangers to us.
> >
> > Oh.  I had been under the impression that OPTICAL telescopes
> > were somehow better at picking out dead ice and rocks in
> > local environments, while RADIO-telescopes like Arecibo were
> > more stellar ... so to speak.
>
> Arecibo actually uses radar.



Radar as opposed to radio? I'm not sure what distinction you're drawing.

Luke


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