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An asteroid discovered by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has been given the formal designation 316201 Malala, in honor of Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The asteroid's previous appellation was 2010 ML48.
An asteroid discovered by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has been given the formal designation 316201 Malala, in honor of Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The asteroid's previous appellation was 2010 ML48.

Asteroid Named for Nobel Prize Winner Joins Historic Lineup

An asteroid discovered by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has been given the formal designation 316201 Malala, in honor of Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The asteroid's previous appellation was 2010 ML48.

Target: Comet
Mission: NEOWISE Project
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA19362
Added: 2015-04-15

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Asteroid Named for Nobel Prize Winner Joins Historic Lineup

An asteroid discovered by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has been given the formal designation 316201 Malala, in honor of Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The asteroid's previous appellation was 2010 ML48.

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Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is one of more than 32 comets imaged by NASA's NEOWISE mission from December 2013 to December 2014. This image of comet Lovejoy combines a series of observations made in November 2013.
Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is one of more than 32 comets imaged by NASA's NEOWISE mission from December 2013 to December 2014. This image of comet Lovejoy combines a series of observations made in November 2013.

NASA's NEOWISE Images Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is one of more than 32 comets imaged by NASA's NEOWISE mission from December 2013 to December 2014. This image of comet Lovejoy combines a series of observations made in November 2013.

Target: Comet
Mission: NEOWISE Project
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA19102
Added: 2015-01-12

Views: 2453

NASA's NEOWISE Images Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is one of more than 32 comets imaged by NASA's NEOWISE mission from December 2013 to December 2014. This image of comet Lovejoy combines a series of observations made in November 2013.

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Each dot represents an asteroid or comet that the mission observed.
Each dot represents an asteroid or comet that the mission observed.

One Year of NEOWISE Observations Mapped

Each dot represents an asteroid or comet that the mission observed.

Target: Comet
Mission: NEOWISE Project
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA19101
Added: 2015-01-12

Views: 3385

One Year of NEOWISE Observations Mapped

Each dot represents an asteroid or comet that the mission observed.

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NASA's NEOWISE mission detected comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring on July 28, 2014, less than three months before this comet's close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19.
NASA's NEOWISE mission detected comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring on July 28, 2014, less than three months before this comet's close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19.

NEOWISE Spies Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring a Second Time

NASA's NEOWISE mission detected comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring on July 28, 2014, less than three months before this comet's close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19.

Mission: NEOWISE Project
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA18593
Added: 2014-08-07

Views: 7917

NEOWISE Spies Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring a Second Time

NASA's NEOWISE mission detected comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring on July 28, 2014, less than three months before this comet's close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19.

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NASA's NEOWISE spotted Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina), appearing to be a highly active comet one day past perihelion on July 7, 2014.
NASA's NEOWISE spotted Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina), appearing to be a highly active comet one day past perihelion on July 7, 2014.

NEOWISE Spies Activity on Comet Catalina

NASA's NEOWISE spotted Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina), appearing to be a highly active comet one day past perihelion on July 7, 2014.

Mission: NEOWISE Project
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA18653
Added: 2014-07-23

Views: 1478

NEOWISE Spies Activity on Comet Catalina

NASA's NEOWISE spotted Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina), appearing to be a highly active comet one day past perihelion on July 7, 2014.

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Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina) first looked like an asteroid when NASA's NEOWISE team first observed it on December 31, 2013. These exposures were taken that day, when the comet was at a distance of about 2.9 AU from the sun.
Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina) first looked like an asteroid when NASA's NEOWISE team first observed it on December 31, 2013. These exposures were taken that day, when the comet was at a distance of about 2.9 AU from the sun.

NEOWISE Spots Comet Catalina

Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina) first looked like an asteroid when NASA's NEOWISE team first observed it on December 31, 2013. These exposures were taken that day, when the comet was at a distance of about 2.9 AU from the sun.

Mission: NEOWISE Project
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA18652
Added: 2014-07-23

Views: 992

NEOWISE Spots Comet Catalina

Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina) first looked like an asteroid when NASA's NEOWISE team first observed it on December 31, 2013. These exposures were taken that day, when the comet was at a distance of about 2.9 AU from the sun.

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NASA's NEOWISE mission captured this series of pictures of comet C/2012 K1 -- also known as comet Pan-STARRS -- as it swept across our skies on May 20, 2014.
NASA's NEOWISE mission captured this series of pictures of comet C/2012 K1 -- also known as comet Pan-STARRS -- as it swept across our skies on May 20, 2014.

Infrared View of a Comet and Distant Galaxy

NASA's NEOWISE mission captured this series of pictures of comet C/2012 K1 -- also known as comet Pan-STARRS -- as it swept across our skies on May 20, 2014.

Target: Comet
Mission: NEOWISE Project
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA18460
Added: 2014-07-03

Views: 2003

Infrared View of a Comet and Distant Galaxy

NASA's NEOWISE mission captured this series of pictures of comet C/2012 K1 -- also known as comet Pan-STARRS -- as it swept across our skies on May 20, 2014.

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Comet NEOWISE was first observed by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft on Valentine's Day, 2014. This heat-sensitive infrared image was made by combining six exposures taken by the NEOWISE mission of the newly discovered comet.
Comet NEOWISE was first observed by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft on Valentine's Day, 2014. This heat-sensitive infrared image was made by combining six exposures taken by the NEOWISE mission of the newly discovered comet.

An Infrared portrait of Comet NEOWISE (C/2014 C3)

Comet NEOWISE was first observed by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft on Valentine's Day, 2014. This heat-sensitive infrared image was made by combining six exposures taken by the NEOWISE mission of the newly discovered comet.

Target: Comet
Mission: NEOWISE Project
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA18032
Added: 2014-02-27

Views: 2039

An Infrared portrait of Comet NEOWISE (C/2014 C3)

Comet NEOWISE was first observed by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft on Valentine's Day, 2014. This heat-sensitive infrared image was made by combining six exposures taken by the NEOWISE mission of the newly discovered comet.

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NASA's NEOWISE mission captured images of Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring. The infrared pictures reveal a comet that is active and very dusty.
NASA's NEOWISE mission captured images of Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring. The infrared pictures reveal a comet that is active and very dusty.

NEOWISE Spies Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring

NASA's NEOWISE mission captured images of Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring. The infrared pictures reveal a comet that is active and very dusty.

Mission: NEOWISE Project
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA17833
Added: 2014-01-28

Views: 3320

NEOWISE Spies Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring

NASA's NEOWISE mission captured images of Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring. The infrared pictures reveal a comet that is active and very dusty.

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The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.
The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.

Asteroid Tracks Among the Stars

The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: NEOWISE Project
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA17832
Added: 2014-01-23

Views: 5207

Asteroid Tracks Among the Stars

The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.

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The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.
The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.

NEOWISE's New Find

The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA17829
Added: 2014-01-07

Views: 3491

NEOWISE's New Find

The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.

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NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft opened its 'eyes' after more than two years of slumber to see the starry sky with the same clarity achieved during its prime mission. This image shows a patch of sky in the constellation Pisces.
NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft opened its 'eyes' after more than two years of slumber to see the starry sky with the same clarity achieved during its prime mission. This image shows a patch of sky in the constellation Pisces.

NEOWISE's Next Light

NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft opened its 'eyes' after more than two years of slumber to see the starry sky with the same clarity achieved during its prime mission. This image shows a patch of sky in the constellation Pisces.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA17811
Added: 2013-12-19

Views: 5352

NEOWISE's Next Light

NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft opened its 'eyes' after more than two years of slumber to see the starry sky with the same clarity achieved during its prime mission. This image shows a patch of sky in the constellation Pisces.

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This is one of the first images captured by the revived NEOWISE mission, after more than two years of hibernation. It shows a patch of sky in the constellation Canes Venatici, or the Hunting Dogs.
This is one of the first images captured by the revived NEOWISE mission, after more than two years of hibernation. It shows a patch of sky in the constellation Canes Venatici, or the Hunting Dogs.

NEOWISE Opens its Eyes

This is one of the first images captured by the revived NEOWISE mission, after more than two years of hibernation. It shows a patch of sky in the constellation Canes Venatici, or the Hunting Dogs.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA17810
Added: 2013-12-19

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NEOWISE Opens its Eyes

This is one of the first images captured by the revived NEOWISE mission, after more than two years of hibernation. It shows a patch of sky in the constellation Canes Venatici, or the Hunting Dogs.

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Results from NASA's NEOWISE survey find that more potentially hazardous asteroids, or PHAs, are closely aligned with the plane of our solar system than previous models suggested.
Results from NASA's NEOWISE survey find that more potentially hazardous asteroids, or PHAs, are closely aligned with the plane of our solar system than previous models suggested.

The Hustle and Bustle of our Solar System

Results from NASA's NEOWISE survey find that more potentially hazardous asteroids, or PHAs, are closely aligned with the plane of our solar system than previous models suggested.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Spacecraft: WISE
Instrument: NEOWISE
ID#: PIA15628
Added: 2012-05-16

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The Hustle and Bustle of our Solar System

Results from NASA's NEOWISE survey find that more potentially hazardous asteroids, or PHAs, are closely aligned with the plane of our solar system than previous models suggested.

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NEOWISE, the asteroid-hunting portion of NASA's WISE mission, illustrates the differences between orbits of a typical near-Earth asteroid (blue) and a potentially hazardous asteroid, or PHA (orange). PHAs are a subset of the near-Earth asteroids (NEAs).
NEOWISE, the asteroid-hunting portion of NASA's WISE mission, illustrates the differences between orbits of a typical near-Earth asteroid (blue) and a potentially hazardous asteroid, or PHA (orange). PHAs are a subset of the near-Earth asteroids (NEAs).

Edge-on View of Near-Earth Asteroids

NEOWISE, the asteroid-hunting portion of NASA's WISE mission, illustrates the differences between orbits of a typical near-Earth asteroid (blue) and a potentially hazardous asteroid, or PHA (orange). PHAs are a subset of the near-Earth asteroids (NEAs).

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Spacecraft: WISE
Instrument: NEOWISE
ID#: PIA15627
Added: 2012-05-16

Views: 9874

Edge-on View of Near-Earth Asteroids

NEOWISE, the asteroid-hunting portion of NASA's WISE mission, illustrates the differences between orbits of a typical near-Earth asteroid (blue) and a potentially hazardous asteroid, or PHA (orange). PHAs are a subset of the near-Earth asteroids (NEAs).

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