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Table Mountain Observatory – Optical Astronomy (TMO)

Programs at TMO include high precision astrometric observations in support of NASA and international spacecraft mission navigation, confirmation and recovery of Near-Earth Objects (comets and asteroids) that pose a potential impact hazard to the Earth, physical characterization of spacecraft mission targets (planets, satellites, comets, and asteroids), astronomical research into studies of the solar system and beyond, and new technology testing for hardware developed at JPL


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William Buehlman
Laboratory Studies And Atmospheric Observations
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Heath Rhoades
Laboratory Studies And Atmospheric Observations