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“Death Star” Alert: Infrared Space Observatory to Locate 100,000 ‘Dark’ Objects

August 2, 2011

Last week, astronomers studying observations taken by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission discovered the first known “Trojan” asteroid orbiting the sun along with Earth.

The WISE mission is to search for “dark” objects in space like brown dwarf stars, vast dust clouds, and Earth-approaching asteroids. WISE finds them by…..


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