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WISE Discovers 95 New Near-Earth Asteroids

July 17th, 2010 07:33 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

astroengine writes “NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up 25,000 new asteroid discoveries, 95 of which are near-Earth objects (NEOs). This mission is as fascinating as it is frightening. Capable of spotting any cosmic object glowing in infrared wavelengths, WISE has become an expert asteroid hunter, seeing these interplanetary vagabonds, some of which get uncomfortably close to our planet.”

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