Archive | March 2018
Main Belt Comets and LSST
One of the main ideas of Comet Hunters is to see what activity in the asteroid belt looks like on a whole when we have the sensitivity of a 8-m class telescope. The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) expected to start full science operations in 2022 will be surveying the sky nightly providing a new inventory of the Solar System. Michael Knight,a research scientist at the University of Maryland, has written a nicely blog post talking about cometary activity in the era of LSST. You can read it here.