Travelers in the Night - 2E & 8E - Voyager 1's Baby Step & US10 From Asteroid to Comet to Deep Space


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Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Looking into the sky on a clear-dark night, have you wondered what it would be like to travel in deep space? In 2013, Voyager I became the most distant, human made, traveler in the night. Currently, Voyager I is traveling at a speed of 38,000 miles/hour.

- R. A. Kowalski discovered comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) on October 31, 2013. We do not know if this comet started in the Oort cloud at the far reaches of our solar system or if it traveled from the vicinity of a nearby star.

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