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Fraser
2010-Jun-16, 11:30 PM
There's a new eye on the skies on the lookout for 'killer' asteroids and comets. The first Pan-STARRS (Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System) telescope, PS1, is fully operational, ready to map large portions of the sky nightly, making it an efficient sleuth for not just potential incoming space rocks, but also supernovae [...]

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Kullat Nunu
2010-Jun-17, 08:24 PM
Then why they haven't sent their results to MPC? It should have found several NEOs by now. The project is already a lot behind schedule, should see some real results soon. Would be wonderful if it could fulfill its promise.