Tuesday, October 13, 2020
The Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Explorer (NEOWISE) has been carrying out an all-sky infrared survey at 3.4 and 4.6 microns since Dec 2013. NEOWISE makes use of the reactivated WISE spacecraft, which surveyed from Jan 2010 to Feb 2011, first in 4-band cryogenic mode before continuing in 3-band and 2-band survey modes. While NEOWISE's primary mission is the discovery and characterization of asteroids and comets that come close to the Earth, it also has provided observations over a ten-year baseline of stars and galaxies as well. In this talk, I will provide an overview of the NEOWISE mission and highlight some of the results that have come out of this publicly-accessible data set.