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WISE Observations of Comets, Centaurs, & Scattered Disk ObjectsThe Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) was luanched on December 14, 2009. WISE imaged more than 99% of the sky in the mid-infrared for a 9-month mission lifetome. In addition to its primary goals of detecting the most luminous infrared galaxies and the nearest brown dwarfs, WISE, detected over 155500 of solar system bodies, 33700 of which were previously unknown. Most of the new objects were main Belt asteriods, and particular emphasis was on the discovery of Near Earth Asteoids. Hundreds of Jupiter Trojans have been imaged by WISE as well. However a substantial number of Centaurs, Scattered Disc Objects (SDOs), & cometary objects, were observed and discovered.
Document ID
20150005813
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Bauer, J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Walker, R. (Monterey Inst. for Research in Astronomy CA, United States)
Mainzer, A. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Masiero, J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Grav, T. (Johns Hopkins Univ. Baltimore, MD, United States)
Cutri, R. (California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Dailey, J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
McMillan, R. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Lisse, C. M. (Johns Hopkins Univ. Baltimore, MD, United States)
Fernandez, Y. R. (University of Central Florida Orlando, FL, United States)
Meech, K. J. (Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, United States)
Pittichova, J. (Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, United States)
Tholen, D. (Hawaii Univ. Honolulu, HI, United States)
DeBaun, E. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Hand, E. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Blauvelt, E. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Wright, E. L. (California Univ. Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
April 17, 2015
Publication Date
March 7, 2011
Subject Category
Astronomy
Meeting Information
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference(The Woodlands, TX)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
comets
Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
thermal-IR bands