[LMB] OT: Kamo'oalewa

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 23:55:31 GMT 2021


Time Magazine has an article on Kamo'oalewa. I wonder if there is a better
search engine then Google.

On Wed, Dec 22, 2021, 12:03 PM Joel Polowin <jpolowin at hotmail.com> wrote:

> "Richard G. Molpus" <rgmolpus at flash.net> wrote:
> > If we can find the orbital data, we can know when it's above the
> > horizon.
> >
> > So...We can have a Two Moon Night - be a perfect time to have a grand
> > get together!
>
> Per _Nature_ (https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-021-00303-7):
> "Uniquely, Kamoʻoalewa is favorably placed for observations once a
> year around April when it becomes bright enough (with visual magnitude
> V < 23.0mag) to be characterized by large telescopes on Earth."
>
> It's tiny and distant, and thus invisible to the naked eye even
> under optimal viewing conditions.  Any celebration that involves it
> would be symbolic.  When I searched for "Kamoʻoalewa brightness",
> Google offered the related search "kamoʻoalewa astrology", which is
> slightly disappointing in its implications regarding people's beliefs
> and interests as a common search topic.
>
> Joel
>
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