NASA Releases Radar Movie of Asteroid 2005 YU55
November 08, 2011PASADENA, Calif. -- Scientists working with the 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., have generated a short movie clip of asteroid 2005 YU55. The images were generated from data collected at Goldstone on Nov. 7, 2011, between 11:24 a.m. and 1:35 p.m. PST (2:24 p.m. and 4:35 p.m. EST). They are the highest-resolution images ever generated by radar of a near-Earth object.
The short movie clip can be found at: http://1.usa.gov/uVJvmS .
Each of the six frames required 20 minutes of data collection by the Goldstone radar. (READ MORE HERE)...