Posted: Dec 27, 2018 9:16 pm
by i have no avatar
newolder wrote:^I hope the probe is not travelling that fast! It would whip past the 37km wide object in about a millisecond!


D'oh! Thanks. 32,000 mph per Stern, which agrees closely with your figure of 14.43 km/s.

Because of the sheer stupidity of my writing that the probe would be going over 1/10 the speed of light without catching it :oops: , I wish the parameters would be reported consistently using SI units (kind of like the date formats in the APOD thread). May be asking too much for blog entries though. :grin: