Researchers look to use radio waves to study nearby asteroid's spin

02/13/2013 | Discovery

Scientists are readying radio telescopes to study an asteroid that's been making headlines for its anticipated close trajectory to Earth this week. Researchers plan to use a radar dish to reflect radio waves off the surface of the asteroid, and a series of telescopes will detect the bounced waves to study the spin of the 150-foot 2012 DA14 asteroid.

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