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- Oct 26, 2009
thanks for the info.Sure it could be aimed at them, but those I'm sure would be considered pretty low value targets for one thing, far as I know they've been photographed in satellite flybys and shown not to be what some people thought, or hoped, they were. The so-called face on Mars, for instance, imaged at low resolution by the Viking 1 Orbiter in 1976, was seen in later higher resolution images to be a natural land form. For another thing, objects within the solar system move fast enough to make them hard to track for something as sensitive as the JWSP. Its field of view is very narrow, I doubt it can be rotated quickly enough to keep such things in the field, it wasn't designed for such nearby targets.