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Fraser
2010-Jan-25, 05:00 PM
Well, that didn't take long: The WISE spacecraft (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) spotted its first near-Earth asteroid on January 12, 2010, two days before the official start of its all-sky survey. That's a pretty good catch, considering WISE just popped it lens cover a couple of weeks ago (December 29, 2009) and [...]

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