NEOWISE Thermal Data Reveal Surface Properties of Over 100 Asteroids

Programmer/ June 25, 2018/ Asteroids, NASA, NASA JPL, NEOWISE, PHA, Planet Killer Asteroids

Analysis of asteroids like Lutetia was used in the Josef Hanuš-led paper on asteroid thermophysical modeling. Lutetia is a large main belt asteroid about 62 miles (100 kilometers) in diameter. Lutetia was visited by ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft in 2010. Credits: ESA 2010 MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA Full image and caption Nearly all asteroids are so far away and so

Read More