Explained: What is Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise?

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News: The recently discovered comet called C/2020 F3 also known as NEOWISE after the NASA telescope that discovered it will make its closest approach to the Earth on July 22.


Additional Facts:

  • NEOWISE Telescope: The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) is a NASA infrared-wavelength astronomical space telescope active from 2009 to 2011.
    • In 2013, the spacecraft was reactivated and was renamed as NEOWISE.It was assigned a new mission: to assist NASA’s efforts to identify and characterize the population of near-Earth objects(NEO).
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