Discovering the Moon
November 29, 2012
I was just a widdle kid back in 1948. We had just moved from the confines of Milwaukee to a country home north of Hayward, Wisconsin. Clearest of skies, lots of woods, genuine forest animals to watch, etc. I clearly remember looking up in the sky at night and seeing this big round luminous object just above the trees that appeared to move with me as I walked. I was told it was the moon and it was far away. I called it the "oo" instead of saying the word correctly. I was so amazed that the oo was following me as I walked back and forth - knowing nothing back then about perspective. Now I have a car that has traveled the equivalent number of miles to the moon and most of the way back.
They are Watching the Skies for You!
Our researchers, worldwide, do absolutely critical work.
Asteroid 2012DA14 was a close one.
It missed us. But there are more out there.