• Short Summary

    Looking into the past to learn about the future....
    Scientists at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio,?

  • Description

    Looking into the past to learn about the future....
    Scientists at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, are working at the Elgar-Weaver Observatory, peering into the heavens with new electronic devices attached to their telescopes.

    Called Project Cat Eye, the research has been in progress more than 10 years under direction of the U.S. Air Force, Air Research Development Command.

    When a star is viewed, such as Vega, it "twinkles" due to movements of air masses.

    The Cat-Eye storage reproducer developed by International Telephone and Telegraph Laboratories can stop the twinkles. The reproducer, like a slide projector, shows a clear picture taken at one-thousandth of a second, such as these of Venus and Jupiter with its four moons.

    The potential is gigantic...from careful study of the moon for possible changes, to visually tracking satellites. The star appear to be moving due to the speed of the satellite. Scientists eventually may penetrate space to the beginning of time.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABSH6RANRBVC6A4ZM9SQ5XQUOQ
    Media URN:
    VLVABSH6RANRBVC6A4ZM9SQ5XQUOQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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