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NASA’s NEOWISE Extends Legacy With Decade of Near-Earth Object Data

6 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) This artist’s concept depicts the NEOWISE spacecraft in orbit around Earth. Launched in 2009 to survey the entire sky in infrared, the spacecraft took on a more specialized role in 2014 when it was reactivated to study near-Earth asteroids and comets. NASA/JPL-Caltech As the […]

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NASA Study: Asteroid’s Orbit, Shape Changed After DART Impact

The asteroid Dimorphos was captured by NASA’s DART mission just two seconds before the spacecraft struck its surface on Sept. 26, 2022. Observations of the asteroid before and after impact suggest it is a loosely packed “rubble pile” object. NASA/Johns Hopkins APL After NASA’s historic Double Asteroid Redirection Test, a JPL-led study has shown that […]