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asteroid tracks
2014-01-24 08:58:14

Once a hibernating craft drifting silently through space, NEOWISE was repurposed and reactivated last month with a new mission – find asteroids and other potentially hazardous near-Earth objects.

Asteroid Discovery Comes After NASA Reactivates NEOWISE
2014-01-08 10:07:31

NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) has made its first discovery since coming out of hibernation last year: a never-before-seen asteroid dubbed 2013 YP139.

Asteroid Hunter Reactivated, Returns First Images
2013-12-20 05:09:27

NEOWISE has returned to service, and has sent its first set of test images back to Earth in preparation for a renewed mission.

WISE Birthday Image
2013-12-13 15:43:15

For WISE's fourth birthday, NASA has released an image of a dying star called the Helix nebula, surrounded by a halo of relatively close asteroids tracks.

Ancient Brown Dwarfs
2013-11-21 15:05:41

New research has found the two oldest brown dwarfs in the galaxy, and they have a somewhat unexpected property: they move extremely fast.

WISE Catalog And Atlas Just Got Wiser
2013-11-16 04:55:07

A new and improved atlas and catalog, brimming with data on three-quarters of a billion objects detected during two full scans of the sky, were released by NASA on Friday from their Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission.

Galaxy’s Rings Help Astronomers Unveil Its Past
2013-10-31 16:40:49

Similar to reading tree rings, astronomers are able to read the rings in a galaxy’s disk to help gain a better understanding of its past.

NASA Scientists Discover Cool Brown Dwarfs That Are Still Pretty Warm
2013-09-06 11:02:56

Two years ago NASA scientists revealed a new class of stars, dubbed ‘Y dwarfs’, thought to be about as warm as the human body. However, newly published research indicates that these cold stars are probably a bit warmer than the boiling point of water.


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