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originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
originally posted by: Phage
And again with this claim of yours that WISE didn't find it... How do you know? Did you personally look through all the WISE data to make this new claim?
The observatory made headlines briefly with the announcement on 10 December 1983 of the discovery of an "unknown object" at first described as "possibly as large as the giant planet Jupiter and possibly so close to Earth that it would be part of this solar system". Further analysis revealed that, of several unidentified objects, nine were distant galaxies and the tenth was "intergalactic cirrus". None were found to be Solar System bodies.
originally posted by: Pedro68
It wasn't dust clouds. It was an object called 1983 TB, or 3200 Phaethon. Discovered on October 11, 1983 by Simon Green and John Davies at IRAS.
It flew by Earth in 2007 (~50x the distance to the moon).