Near Earth Object Observations in the Infrared and Visible Wavelengths
Statement of Task
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine will establish an ad-hoc committee to investigate and make recommendations about a space-based telescope's capabilities regarding the following:
- Explore the relative advantages and disadvantages of IR and visible observations of near Earth objects (NEOs).
- Review and describe the techniques that could be used to obtain NEO sizes from an infrared spectrum and delineate the associated errors in determining the size.
- Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these techniques and recommend the most valid techniques that give reproducible results with quantifiable errors.
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December 19-21, 2018
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H. Jay Melosh; NAS, Chair
University of Central Florida
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center [Retired]
George H. Rieke, NAS
University of Arizona
Johns Hopkins University
Daniel J. Scheeres, NAE
University of Colorado Boulder
Edward F. Tedesco
Planetary Science Institute
Dr. Dwayne A. Day
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