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ASTEROID-HUNTING SPACECRAFT SUCCESS
The Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE)
mission has released its third year of survey data, with the space-
craft discovering 97 previously unknown celestial objects in the
last year. Of those, 28 were near-Earth objects, 64 were main-belt
asteroids, and five were comets. The spacecraft has now characterized
a total of 693 near-Earth objects since the mission was re-s...
THIRD-LARGEST DWARF PLANET HAS MOON
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
The combined power of three space observatories, including the
Hubble Space Telescope, has helped astronomers discover a moon
orbiting the third-largest dwarf planet, catalogued as 2007 OR10.
The pair resides in the frigid outskirts of the Solar System
called the Kuiper Belt, a realm of icy debris left over from the
system's formation 4.6 billion years ago. With this dis...
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