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Australia's Zadko telescope will be pressed into service assisting The European Space Agency's Gaia satellite. Gaia's mission is to create “... a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy … in the process revealing the composition, formation and evolution of the Galaxy.” The process of scanning the skies for the billion or so stars …

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Optics be damned, for near Earth where's the sense in the Aussie sensor set?

Near earth needs to be scoped early and flagged immediately. The article fails utterly to tell us what special tricks in early recognition and identification are in or at least contemplated for this instrument to be used in conjunction with Gaia.

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Re: Optics be damned, for near Earth where's the sense in the Aussie sensor set?

Perhaps, attoman, you failed to consult the arXiv.org paper to which Simon kindly provided a link ? I submit that your concerns are adequately addressed therein....

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