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Amy Mainzer

NEOWISE and NEOCam Principal Investigator, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Amy Mainzer of JPL is Principal Investigator for the NEOWISE infrared search for asteroids. You can find her on Twitter and at JPL.

Latest Planetary Radio Appearances

Amy Mainzer: Asteroid Hunter

After taking over 10 million images of more than 30,000 solar system objects, the NEOWISE mission is finally in its last months. Principal Investigator Amy Mainzer returns with an update on this phenomenal success and a look ahead toward a much more powerful asteroid and comet hunter called NEOCam.

Planetary Radio Live: Near Earth Objects—The Killer Asteroid Threat

Leaders of the quest to find, understand and protect ourselves from the asteroids and comets called Near Earth Objects gathered with host Mat Kaplan for a live conversation about this existential threat from space.

Saving the Planet at the Planetary Defense Conference

Planetary Radio Live was the only public event at the just-completed Planetary Defense Conference in Italy. Join us for excerpts from an all-star celebration of worldwide efforts to find, track, characterize and eventually deflect killer Near-Earth Objects.