PIA16956: NEOCam's Electronic Eye for Asteroid Hunting (Artist Concept)
Mission: NEOCam
Product Size: 1320 x 660 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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Original Caption Released with Image:

The NEOCam sensor (right) is the lynchpin for the proposed Near Earth Object Camera, or NEOCam, space mission (left).

NEOCam is managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NEOCam's partners include the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) of the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena, California; the Space Dynamics Laboratory, in Logan, Utah; Ball Aerospace of Boulder, Colorado; and Teledyne Imaging Sensors of Thousand Oaks, California.

More information about asteroids and near-Earth objects is at: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroidwatch.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Teledyne

Image Addition Date:
2013-04-15