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Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
identifying larger NEOs that would otherwise go undetected is definitely a good thing.
Originally posted by Soylent Green Is People
reply to post by Iamonlyhuman
It seems there IS a valid reason for NASA to use WISE in the search for NEOs, so why do you have suspicions that they are using that as a cover story to search for a rogue brown dwarf that may be threatening the Earth?
Don't get me wrong -- I think it is possible that a brown dwarf may exist somewhere very close to our solar system. However, I don't think NASA has any specific reason to believe that one may be close enough to threaten the Earth...and the NEOWISE program does not seem to offer up any evidence to the contrary (i.e., that NASA has a specific reason to think otherwise).
[edit on 9/4/2009 by Soylent Green Is People]