Daniel Radcliffe Recounts Humorous Encounters With Disappointed Young Fans

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In a recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Daniel Radcliffe, the face of the Harry Potter movie series, spoke about the challenges of meeting fan expectations.

The conversation, sparked by host Kelly Clarkson sharing her children’s confusion about animated characters, asked Radcliffe to recount amusing yet awkward fan encounters that he has had.

Navigating Fan Expectations

Sharing her experiences, Clarkson mentioned the humorous moment when her daughters realized that the characters she voiced in UglyDolls and Frozen weren’t real.

Radcliffe then shared a common scenario where fans, especially kids, express disappointment upon realizing their beloved Harry Potter has aged! The actor humorously recounted instances where young admirers, still envisioning him as the perpetually young wizard, exclaimed how he had gotten older.

Behind the Scenes of Stardom

Radcliffe then shed light on the less glamorous facets of stardom, candidly sharing occasional annoyances, especially at the gym. He also advises fellow actors against complaining about the challenges of fame, emphasizing the need to cherish the unique privilege that accompanies their work.

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Radcliffe’s humility becomes apparent as he acknowledges the nature of fame, keeping himself grounded amid the constant public attention, and the scrutiny of social media.

Here’s Why Hunting for Asteroids Should Always Be Done at Twilight

Scientists are used to searching for asteroids by scanning the night sky for fast-moving specks of light. However, there’s now a new method that proved to be successful at hunting for asteroids at twilight. It’s turning up space rocks people wouldn’t normally see.

Here’s Why Hunting for Asteroids Should Always Be Done at Twilight

The 2 Largest Asteroid Finders

There are a lot of asteroid finders but the largest ones at the moment are the Catalina Sky Survey, which operates multiple telescopes out of Arizona, and the Pan-STARRS observatory out of Hawaii. These used to be the premier hunters of near-Earth asteroids but they primarily search the sky at night which limits the parts of the sky they can observe in the area right around our planet and the outer Solar System.

Why Hunting for Asteroids at Twilight Is Better

As the sky is hazy at twilight but just bright enough to add difficulty to the search. Scott Sheppard and a team of other scientists working with the Blanco four-meter telescope in Chile have found the first known asteroid that orbits closer to the Sun than Venus and the largest potentially hazardous asteroid to Earth that’s been found in the last several years.

The Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope dome appears under the Milky Way at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory.

Usually, near-Earth asteroids appear as very fuzzy and faint point lights zooming through the sky as they don’t emit light on their own and only reflect the light coming from the Sun. This is why it’s easier to see these little dots at night. However, this limits the observation by 50%.

Using Special Equipment

While astronomers made a huge breakthrough with the Blanco four-meter telescope, people are also using the 48-inch Zwicky Transient Facility telescope, located in California, to find asteroids at twilight. The main goal behind asteroid hunting is to understand the population of space rocks and give us a global view of where they come from and how they move around the Solar System.