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A team led by David Trilling, associate professor of astronomy at Northern Arizona University, has been selected to receive a NASA Group Achievement Award.
According to NASA, the Spitzer Near Earth Asteroid Team is being recognized “for exemplary science implementation, analysis and execution of the Spitzer 2011 MD and 2009 BD near-Earth Asteroid Observations for NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission.” Trilling, NAU post-doctoral researcher Michael Mommert and colleagues from four other institutions participated in the research.
The award will be presented… Read more
When asteroid 2012 DA14 zips past Earth on Friday on an arc that cuts beneath communications satellites, David Trilling won’t be peering through a telescope. But he will eagerly await the data that will almost certainly find its way to his desk at Northern Arizona University.
“I’m excited to see what they come up with,” said Trilling, an assistant professor of astronomy who works partly to synthesize existing information—drawing from extensive archives of data to characterize known asteroids—while also looking… Read more