June 4, 2003

Automatic Astronomy: New Robotic Telescopes See and Think

If an asteroid is discovered tonight and found to be on a collision course with Earth, you may have a robot to thank for the warning. If a
star blinks for a nanosecond, you won't notice it, but a robot might, and it will deduce that an object no bigger than this city, roaming the solar
system in Pluto's realm, has just passed in front of a distant star.

Link: space.com


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