Brett Gladman

Aug. 30, 2013

Space Telescope Reawakened for an Asteroid Hunt

NASA will give the dormant WISE space telescope a new task, enlisting it in the hunt for near-Earth asteroids.

NASA, Amy Mainzer, WISE telescope, asteroid, Brett Gladman, near-earth asteroid, uranus

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