Earth’s best line of defense against asteroids sends back first images

By The Christian Science Monitor
Saturday, December 21, 2013 11:23 EDT
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This NASA image obtained on January 31, 2012 and taken by NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission in 2000, shows a close-up view of the asteroid Eros. (AFP)
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Asteroid-hunting telescope orbiting Earth sends first images, with clarity (via The Christian Science Monitor)

NEOWISE, a repurposed infrared telescope orbiting Earth, has returned its first test images in preparation for its new task: hunting for and characterizing asteroids – especially those that could represent a hazard to Earth. The images are a milestone…

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