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Astronomers discover 95 'near-Earth' asteroids

By Nairita Das

Washington, July 19 (ANI): Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has helped astronomers discover 25,000 new asteroids.

Ninety-five of these are considered "near Earth asteroids" meaning they are 30 million miles away, almost a third of the way to the Sun, yet a hair's breadth in terms of the size of our solar system, reports Discovery News.

However, the threat of a destructive meteor bombardment is remote at present.

WISE will continue to make such discoveries as it starts its survey mode once again around the whole sky. (ANI)

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