20 Comets discovered by the NEOWISE portion of the WISE mission.
Image Credit: Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA
NASA's NEOWISE mission has completed its survey of small bodies, asteroids and comets, in our solar system. The mission's discoveries of previously unknown objects include 20 comets, more than 33,000 asteroids in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter, and 134 near-Earth objects (NEOs). The NEOs are asteroids and comets with orbits that come within 28 million miles of Earth's path around the Sun.(read more)