RE: new toy on web [OT unless you're into orbital calculation stu ff] [CLEAN STAMP]
From: "Rick Rutherford" <Rick@e...>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 09:49:45 -0500
Subject: RE: new toy on web [OT unless you're into orbital calculation stu ff] [CLEAN STAMP]
That's REALLY cool!
Is there any chance of seeing any of these objects when they get close?
For example, asteroid 4179 "Toutatis" (1989 AC) will get to about
10 million km away from earth on Halloween this year -- could we see
it in the sky?
To: GZG mailing list
Sent: 3/27/00 9:43 AM
Subject: new toy on web [OT unless you're into orbital calculation
Just for those of you who like to play with orbits of planets,
comets, whatnot. :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Clark [mailto:rclark@LPL.Arizona.EDU]
> Sent: Monday, March 27, 2000 8:37 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: neo toy on the web
> (2) NEW ORBIT VISUALISATION TOOL ONLINE
> >From Ron Baalke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> A new Orbits section has been added to JPL's Near-Earth Object home
> page. The highlight is a cool visualization tool. It is an interactive
> 3D orbit viewer written in Java, and you can view the orbit of any
> asteroid or comet. You can rotate the orbits around and zoom in, move
> around the solar system and "play" the orbits backwards and forwards
> like a movie. It resides right here:
> You'll have to select an object of interest first, by either entering
> the asteroid/comet's name (wildcards are allowed), or making a
> selection from the table of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids provided.
> Ron Baalke
[INFO] -- Virus Manager:
This email message and any attachments were scanned by the WorldSecure
Server that protects Electronic Systems and its customers. No Viruses
were detected in this message.