NEOWISE OBSERVATIONS OF NEAR-EARTH OBJECTS: PRELIMINARY RESULTS

@article{Mainzer2011NEOWISEOO,
  title={NEOWISE OBSERVATIONS OF NEAR-EARTH OBJECTS: PRELIMINARY RESULTS},
  author={Amy K. Mainzer and T. Grav and James M. Bauer and Joseph R. Masiero and Robert S. McMillan and Roc M. Cutri and Russell G. Walker and Edward L. Wright and Peter Eisenhardt and David J. Tholen and Timothy Bruce Spahr and Robert Jedicke and Larry Denneau and Emily DeBaun and Dillon Elsbury and Thomas N. Gautier and Stephanie Gomillion and Emma Hand and Wenli Mo and Jessica A. Watkins and Ashlee N. Wilkins and Ginger L. Bryngelson and Andr{\'e}s del Pino Molina and S. Desai and Mathieu Camus and Sebastian Hidalgo and Iraklis S. Konstantopoulos and Jeffrey Arthur Larsen and C K Maleszewski and Matthew A. Malkan and J. C. Mauduit and Brendan Mullan and E. Olszewski and Janine Pforr and Alexandro Saro and James V. Scotti and Lawrence H. Wasserman},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={743},
  pages={156-156}
}
With the NEOWISE portion of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) project, we have carried out a highly uniform survey of the near-Earth object (NEO) population at thermal infrared wavelengths ranging from 3 to 22 μm, allowing us to refine estimates of their numbers, sizes, and albedos. The NEOWISE survey detected NEOs the same way whether they were previously known or not, subject to the availability of ground-based follow-up observations, resulting in the discovery of more than 130… Expand
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