The Population of Tiny Near-Earth Objects Observed by NEOWISE

@article{Mainzer2014ThePO,
  title={The Population of Tiny Near-Earth Objects Observed by NEOWISE},
  author={A. Mainzer and J. Bauer and T. Grav and J. Masiero and R. Cutri and E. L. Wright and C. Nugent and R. Stevenson and E. Clyne and G. Cukrov and F. Masci},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={784},
  pages={110}
}
  • A. Mainzer, J. Bauer, +8 authors F. Masci
  • Published 2014
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • Only a very small fraction of the asteroid population at size scales comparable to the object that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia has been discovered to date, and physical properties are poorly characterized. We present previously unreported detections of 105 close approaching near-Earth objects (NEOs) by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission's NEOWISE project. These infrared observations constrain physical properties such as diameter and albedo for these objects, many of… CONTINUE READING

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