Martin Connors

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It was realized in 1772 that small bodies can stably share the same orbit as a planet if they remain near 'triangular points' 60° ahead of or behind it in the orbit. Such 'Trojan asteroids' have been found co-orbiting with Jupiter, Mars and Neptune. They have not hitherto been found associated with Earth, where the viewing geometry poses difficulties for(More)
A series of SYK inhibitors based on the phenylamino pyrimidine thiazole lead 4 were prepared and evaluated for biological activity. Lead optimization provided compounds with nanomolar K(i)'s against SYK and potent inhibition in mast cell degranulation assays.
Sucrose feeding has been shown previously to alter the plasma concentration of several factors which may regulate beta-adrenergic receptors, including corticosteroids and insulin as well as altered sympathetic nervous system (SNS) tone. For this reason we initiated a study of the effects of sucrose feeding on the beta-adrenergic receptor-adenylate cyclase(More)
Remote sensing projects typically require the collaboration and expertise of professionals from multiple disciplines. In order to motivate and train undergraduate students for future careers and/or education in the field of remote sensing, they should be exposed to remote sensing technologies and concepts throughout their undergraduate studies within their(More)
Recent theoretical work in celestial mechanics has revealed that an asteroid may orbit stably in the same region as a planet, despite revolving around the Sun in the sense opposite to that of the planet itself. Asteroid 2015 BZ509 was discovered in 2015, but with too much uncertainty in its measured orbit to establish whether it was such a retrograde(More)
Noctilucent, or "night-shining," clouds (NLCs) are a spectacular optical nighttime phenomenon that is very often neglected in the context of atmospheric optics. This paper gives a brief overview of current understanding of NLCs by providing a simple physical picture of their formation, relevant observational characteristics, and scientific challenges of NLC(More)