NEOWISE Reactivation Mission Year Two: Asteroid Diameters and Albedos

  title={NEOWISE Reactivation Mission Year Two: Asteroid Diameters and Albedos},
  author={C. Nugent and A. Mainzer and J. Bauer and R. Cutri and E. Kramer and T. Grav and J. Masiero and S. Sonnett and E. Wright},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  • C. Nugent, A. Mainzer, +6 authors E. Wright
  • Published 2016
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
  • The Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission continues to detect, track, and characterize minor planets. We present diameters and albedos calculated from observations taken during the second year since the spacecraft was reactivated in late 2013. These include 207 near-Earth asteroids and 8,885 other asteroids. $84\%$ of the near-Earth asteroids did not have previously measured diameters and albedos by the NEOWISE mission. Comparison of sizes and albedos… CONTINUE READING
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