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The Week in Pictures: August 17–23, 2013

In the past seven days, NASA announced that its WISE spacecraft will be reactivated to hunt for asteroids, scientists discovered an exoplanet that orbits its host star in only 8.5 hours, the Sun emitted an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection, and more.
RELATED TOPICS: NASA | ASTEROIDS | SPACE FLIGHT | EXOPLANETS
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WISE reactivated to hunt for asteroids

The spacecraft will assist in efforts to identify the population of potentially hazardous near-Earth objects, as well as those suitable for asteroid exploration missions. Learn more »
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