The Advancement of Computers

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Technology

 

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Jerry C

 

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February 27, 2013

 

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On 6 December 1997, a mile-wide asteroid was discovered by astronomer Jim Scotti, a member in the University of Arizona's Spacewatch group. He used a 77-year-old telescope along with an electric camera that caught the asteroid on film. He then used a computer specially programmed to look for objects moving against the background of fixed stars...
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He used a 77-year-old telescope along with an electric camera that caught the asteroid on film. He then used a computer specially programmed to look for objects moving against the background of fixed stars. The computer worked so well that Scotti described the asteroid as "sticking out like a sore thumb" (Jaroff 68)...
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