Celestial Object 2016 WF9, a NEOWISE Discovery (Artist Concept)
An artist's rendition of 2016 WF9 as it passes Jupiter's orbit inbound toward the sun.
JPL manages NEOWISE for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at the agency's headquarters in Washington. The Space Dynamics Laboratory in Logan, Utah, built the science instrument. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. of Boulder, Colorado, built the spacecraft. Science operations and data processing take place at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Caltech manages JPL for NASA.