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2016 WF9 is an Apollo asteroid (NEO, PHA). The asteroid is some...

wikipedia - 31 Jan 2017
2016 WF9 is an Apollo asteroid (NEO, PHA). The asteroid is somewhat dark, and possibly a comet, but without the comet-like dust and gas cloud. It was detected on 27 November 2016 by NEOWISE, the asteroid-and-comet-hunting portion of the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. According to NEOWISE, “2016 WF9 could have cometary origins. This object illustrates that the boundary between asteroids and comets is a blurry one; perhaps over time this object has lost the majority of the volatile

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