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Planetary RadioOctober 8, 2012

Exploring the XDF, The Deepest Image of Our Universe, With Garth Illingworth

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Garth Illingworth
Garth Illingworth

Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz astronomer and XDF Principal Investigator Garth Illingworth takes us on a tour of this magnificent new image that takes us from nearly the present day back to just a half-billion years after the Big Bang.

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Which single spacecraft of five on trajectories leading out of the solar system is on the "other side" of the solar system, as seen from above?

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As of September 20, 2012, approximately how many Near Earth Asteroids are known to exist?

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About 9100 NEAs are now known to exist.

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