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WISE observations of comets, centaurs, & scattered disk objects

Show simple item record Bauer, J. Walker, R. Mainzer, A. Masiero, J. Grav, T. Cutri, R. Dailey, J. McMillan, R. Lisse, C. M. Fernandez, Y. R. Meech, K. J. Pittichova, J. Tholen, D. DeBaun, E. Hand, E. 2013-08-07T21:17:08Z 2013-08-07T21:17:08Z 2011-03-07
dc.identifier.citation 42 Lunar and Planetary Institute Conference, Woodlands, Texas, March 7–11, 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-0792
dc.description.abstract The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) was luanched on December 14, 2009. WISE imaged more than 99% of the sky in the mid-infrared for a 9-month mission lifetome. In addition to its primary goals of detecting the most luminous infrared galaxies and the nearest brown dwarfs, WISE, detected over 155500 of solar system bodies, 33700 of which were previously unknown. Most of the new objects were main Belt asteriods [1], and particular emphasis was on the discovery of Near Earth Asteoids (NEOs/NEAs; [2]). Hundreds of Jupiter Trojans have been imaged by WISE as well {3}. However a substantial number of Centaurs, Scattered Disc Objects (SDOs), & cometary objects, were observed and discovered. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011. en_US
dc.subject comets en_US
dc.subject Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) en_US
dc.subject thermal-IR bands en_US
dc.title WISE observations of comets, centaurs, & scattered disk objects en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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