[ExI] Asteroid on track for possible (probability of 1:25) Marshit

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Dec 31 07:55:05 UTC 2007

On Sun, Dec 30, 2007 at 09:15:05PM -0800, Ian Goddard wrote:

>  Great idea! Perhaps many small low-cost space buoys

It doesn't have to be in space. What few people realize
is how little being spent on systematic observation of
the skies with classic astronomy. We're effectively blind
there, because nobody wants to spend any money on what
is perceived as victorian lady flower-pressing.

A global array of smallish instruments hooked up to
the Internet would be cheap.

> positioned widely throughout the solar-system that
> scan a wide regional area and together build a dynamic
> map of all the asteroids out there. Of course they are
> working on such a map, but not with such a network of

The resources are so thing that amateurs are a major
source of findings. It would be even cheaper to fund those
to build a global instrument grid.

> mechanical 'observers'. You might not even need that
> many observer buoys.

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