Artist's impression of the NEOWISE mission. Credit: JPL/NASA


NEOWISE Boosts Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Finds

The refurbished infrared space telescope has been ramping-up its discoveries of near-Earth objects that come dangerously close to Earth.

Published On 07/15/2016
1:10 PM EDT
NEOWISE took a series of images of Comet PanSTARRS 2012 K1 in May 2014. | Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
NEOWISE caught Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina)'s high activity after reaching the closest point of its orbit to the sun in 2013. | Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech