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The third closest star system to the sun, called WISE J104915.57-531906, center of large image, which was taken by NASA's WISE. It appeared to be a single object, but a sharper image from Gemini Observatory, revealed that it was binary star system.
The third closest star system to the sun, called WISE J104915.57-531906, center of large image, which was taken by NASA's WISE. It appeared to be a single object, but a sharper image from Gemini Observatory, revealed that it was binary star system.

Brown Dwarfs in our 'Backyard'

The third closest star system to the sun, called WISE J104915.57-531906, center of large image, which was taken by NASA's WISE. It appeared to be a single object, but a sharper image from Gemini Observatory, revealed that it was binary star system.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Instrument: Gemini Observatory, WISE Telescope
Size: 2233 x 2236
ID#: PIA17992
Added: 2014-03-07

Views: 697

Brown Dwarfs in our 'Backyard'

The third closest star system to the sun, called WISE J104915.57-531906, center of large image, which was taken by NASA's WISE. It appeared to be a single object, but a sharper image from Gemini Observatory, revealed that it was binary star system.

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A nearby star, called WISEA J204027.30+695924, stands out in red in this image from the Second Generation Digitized Sky Survey.
A nearby star, called WISEA J204027.30+695924, stands out in red in this image from the Second Generation Digitized Sky Survey.

A New Solar Neighbor

A nearby star, called WISEA J204027.30+695924, stands out in red in this image from the Second Generation Digitized Sky Survey.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Size: 1200 x 1202
ID#: PIA17991
Added: 2014-03-07

Views: 1077

A New Solar Neighbor

A nearby star, called WISEA J204027.30+695924, stands out in red in this image from the Second Generation Digitized Sky Survey.

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This chart shows what types of objects WISE can and cannot see at certain distances from our sun. Bodies with larger masses are brighter, and therefore can be seen at greater distances.
This chart shows what types of objects WISE can and cannot see at certain distances from our sun. Bodies with larger masses are brighter, and therefore can be seen at greater distances.

What WISE Can and Cannot See

This chart shows what types of objects WISE can and cannot see at certain distances from our sun. Bodies with larger masses are brighter, and therefore can be seen at greater distances.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Size: 8421 x 5361
ID#: PIA17990
Added: 2014-03-07

Views: 1313

What WISE Can and Cannot See

This chart shows what types of objects WISE can and cannot see at certain distances from our sun. Bodies with larger masses are brighter, and therefore can be seen at greater distances.

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Radiation and winds from massive stars have blown a cavity into the surrounding dust and gas, creating the Trifid nebula, as seen here in infrared light by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.
Radiation and winds from massive stars have blown a cavity into the surrounding dust and gas, creating the Trifid nebula, as seen here in infrared light by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.

Storm of Stars in the Trifid Nebula

Radiation and winds from massive stars have blown a cavity into the surrounding dust and gas, creating the Trifid nebula, as seen here in infrared light by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Instrument: WISE Telescope
Size: 4095 x 4095
ID#: PIA17834
Added: 2014-01-29

Views: 6778

Storm of Stars in the Trifid Nebula

Radiation and winds from massive stars have blown a cavity into the surrounding dust and gas, creating the Trifid nebula, as seen here in infrared light by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.

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The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.
The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.

NEOWISE's New Find

The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
Size: 4104 x 1652
ID#: PIA17829
Added: 2014-01-07

Views: 1881

NEOWISE's New Find

The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.

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NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft opened its 'eyes' after more than two years of slumber to see the starry sky with the same clarity achieved during its prime mission. This image shows a patch of sky in the constellation Pisces.
NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft opened its 'eyes' after more than two years of slumber to see the starry sky with the same clarity achieved during its prime mission. This image shows a patch of sky in the constellation Pisces.

NEOWISE's Next Light

NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft opened its 'eyes' after more than two years of slumber to see the starry sky with the same clarity achieved during its prime mission. This image shows a patch of sky in the constellation Pisces.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
Size: 3820 x 2604
ID#: PIA17811
Added: 2013-12-19

Views: 3273

NEOWISE's Next Light

NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft opened its 'eyes' after more than two years of slumber to see the starry sky with the same clarity achieved during its prime mission. This image shows a patch of sky in the constellation Pisces.

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This is one of the first images captured by the revived NEOWISE mission, after more than two years of hibernation. It shows a patch of sky in the constellation Canes Venatici, or the Hunting Dogs.
This is one of the first images captured by the revived NEOWISE mission, after more than two years of hibernation. It shows a patch of sky in the constellation Canes Venatici, or the Hunting Dogs.

NEOWISE Opens its Eyes

This is one of the first images captured by the revived NEOWISE mission, after more than two years of hibernation. It shows a patch of sky in the constellation Canes Venatici, or the Hunting Dogs.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
Size: 2032 x 2032
ID#: PIA17810
Added: 2013-12-19

Views: 1868

NEOWISE Opens its Eyes

This is one of the first images captured by the revived NEOWISE mission, after more than two years of hibernation. It shows a patch of sky in the constellation Canes Venatici, or the Hunting Dogs.

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A dying star, called the Helix nebula, is shown surrounded by the tracks of asteroids in an image captured by NASA's WISE. Skirting around the edges of the Helix nebula are the footprints of asteroids marching across the field of view.
A dying star, called the Helix nebula, is shown surrounded by the tracks of asteroids in an image captured by NASA's WISE. Skirting around the edges of the Helix nebula are the footprints of asteroids marching across the field of view.

March of Asteroids Across Dying Star

A dying star, called the Helix nebula, is shown surrounded by the tracks of asteroids in an image captured by NASA's WISE. Skirting around the edges of the Helix nebula are the footprints of asteroids marching across the field of view.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Instrument: WISE Telescope
Size: 9334 x 7107
ID#: PIA17564
Added: 2013-12-12

Views: 4666

March of Asteroids Across Dying Star

A dying star, called the Helix nebula, is shown surrounded by the tracks of asteroids in an image captured by NASA's WISE. Skirting around the edges of the Helix nebula are the footprints of asteroids marching across the field of view.

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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, helped lead astronomers to what appears to be a new example of a dancing black hole duo.
NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, helped lead astronomers to what appears to be a new example of a dancing black hole duo.

Two Black Holes on Way to Becoming One (Artist's Concept)

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, helped lead astronomers to what appears to be a new example of a dancing black hole duo.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Size: 1280 x 720
ID#: PIA17562
Added: 2013-12-03

Views: 2485

Two Black Holes on Way to Becoming One (Artist's Concept)

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, helped lead astronomers to what appears to be a new example of a dancing black hole duo.

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The new AllWISE catalog will bring distant galaxies that were once invisible out of hiding, as illustrated in this image. At right, a portion of the sky available before the AllWISE project; at left, the same part of the sky in a new AllWISE image.
The new AllWISE catalog will bring distant galaxies that were once invisible out of hiding, as illustrated in this image. At right, a portion of the sky available before the AllWISE project; at left, the same part of the sky in a new AllWISE image.

AllWISE Brings Galaxies Out of Hiding

The new AllWISE catalog will bring distant galaxies that were once invisible out of hiding, as illustrated in this image. At right, a portion of the sky available before the AllWISE project; at left, the same part of the sky in a new AllWISE image.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Instrument: WISE Telescope
Size: 2400 x 1700
ID#: PIA17557
Added: 2013-11-14

Views: 985

AllWISE Brings Galaxies Out of Hiding

The new AllWISE catalog will bring distant galaxies that were once invisible out of hiding, as illustrated in this image. At right, a portion of the sky available before the AllWISE project; at left, the same part of the sky in a new AllWISE image.

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New detailed radio data from the NRAO's Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) revealed that the large perpendicular extension of UGC 10288's halo (blue) is really a distant background galaxy with radio jets.
New detailed radio data from the NRAO's Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) revealed that the large perpendicular extension of UGC 10288's halo (blue) is really a distant background galaxy with radio jets.

Two Galaxies Masquerading as One

New detailed radio data from the NRAO's Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) revealed that the large perpendicular extension of UGC 10288's halo (blue) is really a distant background galaxy with radio jets.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope, Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Instrument: Jansky Very Large Array (VLA)
Size: 2030 x 1200
ID#: PIA17556
Added: 2013-11-14

Views: 1499

Two Galaxies Masquerading as One

New detailed radio data from the NRAO's Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) revealed that the large perpendicular extension of UGC 10288's halo (blue) is really a distant background galaxy with radio jets.

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Evidence from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and Galaxy Evolution Explorer missions provide support for the 'inside-out' theory of galaxy evolution, which holds that star formation starts at the core of the galaxy and spreads outward.
Evidence from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and Galaxy Evolution Explorer missions provide support for the 'inside-out' theory of galaxy evolution, which holds that star formation starts at the core of the galaxy and spreads outward.

Galaxies Grow from Inside Out

Evidence from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and Galaxy Evolution Explorer missions provide support for the 'inside-out' theory of galaxy evolution, which holds that star formation starts at the core of the galaxy and spreads outward.

Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter, WISE
Instrument: GALEX Telescope, WISE Telescope
Size: 1302 x 818
ID#: PIA17554
Added: 2013-10-31

Views: 1171

Galaxies Grow from Inside Out

Evidence from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and Galaxy Evolution Explorer missions provide support for the 'inside-out' theory of galaxy evolution, which holds that star formation starts at the core of the galaxy and spreads outward.

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An infrared portrait of the Witch Head nebula from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, shows billowy clouds where new stars are brewing.
An infrared portrait of the Witch Head nebula from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, shows billowy clouds where new stars are brewing.

'Witch Head' Brews Baby Stars

An infrared portrait of the Witch Head nebula from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, shows billowy clouds where new stars are brewing.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Spacecraft: WISE
Instrument: WISE Telescope
Size: 9163 x 9163
ID#: PIA17553
Added: 2013-10-30

Views: 3365

'Witch Head' Brews Baby Stars

An infrared portrait of the Witch Head nebula from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, shows billowy clouds where new stars are brewing.

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This artist's concept shows the NASA's WISE spacecraft, in its orbit around Earth. In September of 2013, engineers will attempt to bring the mission out of hibernation to hunt for more asteroids and comets in a project called NEOWISE.
This artist's concept shows the NASA's WISE spacecraft, in its orbit around Earth. In September of 2013, engineers will attempt to bring the mission out of hibernation to hunt for more asteroids and comets in a project called NEOWISE.

NEOWISE: Back to Hunt More Asteroids (Artist Concept)

This artist's concept shows the NASA's WISE spacecraft, in its orbit around Earth. In September of 2013, engineers will attempt to bring the mission out of hibernation to hunt for more asteroids and comets in a project called NEOWISE.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Spacecraft: WISE
Size: 5334 x 3000
ID#: PIA17254
Added: 2013-08-21

Views: 6757

NEOWISE: Back to Hunt More Asteroids (Artist Concept)

This artist's concept shows the NASA's WISE spacecraft, in its orbit around Earth. In September of 2013, engineers will attempt to bring the mission out of hibernation to hunt for more asteroids and comets in a project called NEOWISE.

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NASA's NEOWISE, snapped this infrared picture of near-Earth object 1998 KN3 as it zips past a cloud of dense gas and dust near the Orion nebula.
NASA's NEOWISE, snapped this infrared picture of near-Earth object 1998 KN3 as it zips past a cloud of dense gas and dust near the Orion nebula.

Asteroid Zips By Orion

NASA's NEOWISE, snapped this infrared picture of near-Earth object 1998 KN3 as it zips past a cloud of dense gas and dust near the Orion nebula.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Spacecraft: WISE
Instrument: WISE Telescope
Size: 1600 x 1600
ID#: PIA17255
Added: 2013-08-21

Views: 2600

Asteroid Zips By Orion

NASA's NEOWISE, snapped this infrared picture of near-Earth object 1998 KN3 as it zips past a cloud of dense gas and dust near the Orion nebula.

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This image shows two of the galaxy clusters observed by NASA's WISE and Spitzer Space Telescope missions. Galaxy clusters are among the most massive structures in the universe.
This image shows two of the galaxy clusters observed by NASA's WISE and Spitzer Space Telescope missions. Galaxy clusters are among the most massive structures in the universe.

Monster in the Middle: Brightest Cluster Galaxy

This image shows two of the galaxy clusters observed by NASA's WISE and Spitzer Space Telescope missions. Galaxy clusters are among the most massive structures in the universe.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope, Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
Size: 2400 x 1200
ID#: PIA17253
Added: 2013-08-01

Views: 2094

Monster in the Middle: Brightest Cluster Galaxy

This image shows two of the galaxy clusters observed by NASA's WISE and Spitzer Space Telescope missions. Galaxy clusters are among the most massive structures in the universe.

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In what may look to some like an undersea image of coral and seaweed, a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is showing the birth and death of stars.
In what may look to some like an undersea image of coral and seaweed, a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is showing the birth and death of stars.

Life and Death Intermingled

In what may look to some like an undersea image of coral and seaweed, a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is showing the birth and death of stars.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope, Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), WISE Telescope
Size: 9000 x 7000
ID#: PIA17019
Added: 2013-06-05

Views: 2485

Life and Death Intermingled

In what may look to some like an undersea image of coral and seaweed, a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is showing the birth and death of stars.

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Dozens of newborn stars sprouting jets from their dusty cocoons have been spotted in images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This view shows a portion of sky near Canis Major.
Dozens of newborn stars sprouting jets from their dusty cocoons have been spotted in images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This view shows a portion of sky near Canis Major.

Stars Shoot Jets in Cosmic Playground

Dozens of newborn stars sprouting jets from their dusty cocoons have been spotted in images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This view shows a portion of sky near Canis Major.

Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope, Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), WISE Telescope
Size: 3000 x 3000
ID#: PIA17018
Added: 2013-06-05

Views: 4711

Stars Shoot Jets in Cosmic Playground

Dozens of newborn stars sprouting jets from their dusty cocoons have been spotted in images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This view shows a portion of sky near Canis Major.

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This artist's concept catastrophic collisions between asteroids located in the belt between Mars and Jupiter and how they have formed families of objects on similar orbits around the sun.
This artist's concept catastrophic collisions between asteroids located in the belt between Mars and Jupiter and how they have formed families of objects on similar orbits around the sun.

Asteroid Family's Shattered Past (Artist Concept)

This artist's concept catastrophic collisions between asteroids located in the belt between Mars and Jupiter and how they have formed families of objects on similar orbits around the sun.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Size: 4534 x 2550
ID#: PIA17016
Added: 2013-05-29

Views: 2819

Asteroid Family's Shattered Past (Artist Concept)

This artist's concept catastrophic collisions between asteroids located in the belt between Mars and Jupiter and how they have formed families of objects on similar orbits around the sun.

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The tiny red spot in this image is one of the most efficient star-making galaxies ever observed, converting gas into stars at the maximum possible rate. The galaxy is shown here is from NASA's WISE, which first spotted the rare galaxy in infrared light.
The tiny red spot in this image is one of the most efficient star-making galaxies ever observed, converting gas into stars at the maximum possible rate. The galaxy is shown here is from NASA's WISE, which first spotted the rare galaxy in infrared light.

Galaxy Packs Big Star-Making Punch

The tiny red spot in this image is one of the most efficient star-making galaxies ever observed, converting gas into stars at the maximum possible rate. The galaxy is shown here is from NASA's WISE, which first spotted the rare galaxy in infrared light.

Mission: Hubble Space Telescope, Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Instrument: WISE Telescope
Size: 4095 x 2842
ID#: PIA17005
Added: 2013-04-23

Views: 4225

Galaxy Packs Big Star-Making Punch

The tiny red spot in this image is one of the most efficient star-making galaxies ever observed, converting gas into stars at the maximum possible rate. The galaxy is shown here is from NASA's WISE, which first spotted the rare galaxy in infrared light.

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WISE J104915.57-531906, center of the larger image, was taken by the NASA's WISE. This is the closest star system discovered since 1916, and the third closest to our sun. It is 6.5 light-years away.
WISE J104915.57-531906, center of the larger image, was taken by the NASA's WISE. This is the closest star system discovered since 1916, and the third closest to our sun. It is 6.5 light-years away.

Two Brown Dwarfs in Our Backyard

WISE J104915.57-531906, center of the larger image, was taken by the NASA's WISE. This is the closest star system discovered since 1916, and the third closest to our sun. It is 6.5 light-years away.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Spacecraft: WISE
Instrument: WISE Telescope
Size: 2233 x 2236
ID#: PIA16872
Added: 2013-03-11

Views: 2088

Two Brown Dwarfs in Our Backyard

WISE J104915.57-531906, center of the larger image, was taken by the NASA's WISE. This is the closest star system discovered since 1916, and the third closest to our sun. It is 6.5 light-years away.

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The Orion nebula is featured in this sweeping image from NASA's WISE. The constellation of Orion is prominent in the evening sky throughout the world from about December through April of each year.
The Orion nebula is featured in this sweeping image from NASA's WISE. The constellation of Orion is prominent in the evening sky throughout the world from about December through April of each year.

The Cosmic Hearth

The Orion nebula is featured in this sweeping image from NASA's WISE. The constellation of Orion is prominent in the evening sky throughout the world from about December through April of each year.

Target: Orion
Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Spacecraft: WISE
Instrument: WISE Telescope
Size: 5401 x 5400
ID#: PIA16684
Added: 2013-02-05

Views: 29514

The Cosmic Hearth

The Orion nebula is featured in this sweeping image from NASA's WISE. The constellation of Orion is prominent in the evening sky throughout the world from about December through April of each year.

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A galaxy cluster 7.7 billion light-years away has been discovered using infrared data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The discovery image is shown in the main panel.
A galaxy cluster 7.7 billion light-years away has been discovered using infrared data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The discovery image is shown in the main panel.

WISE Finds a Galactic Metropolis

A galaxy cluster 7.7 billion light-years away has been discovered using infrared data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The discovery image is shown in the main panel.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Spacecraft: WISE
Size: 3000 x 2000
ID#: PIA16601
Added: 2012-12-06

Views: 2067

WISE Finds a Galactic Metropolis

A galaxy cluster 7.7 billion light-years away has been discovered using infrared data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The discovery image is shown in the main panel.

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Observations from NASA's WISE all-sky survey reveal new clues about Jovian Trojans, mysterious asteroids that orbit in front of and behind Jupiter in its path around the sun seen here in an artist’s concept.
Observations from NASA's WISE all-sky survey reveal new clues about Jovian Trojans, mysterious asteroids that orbit in front of and behind Jupiter in its path around the sun seen here in an artist’s concept.

Trojan Colors Revealed (Artist's Concept)

Observations from NASA's WISE all-sky survey reveal new clues about Jovian Trojans, mysterious asteroids that orbit in front of and behind Jupiter in its path around the sun seen here in an artist’s concept.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Instrument: WISE Telescope
Size: 3000 x 2400
ID#: PIA16211
Added: 2012-10-15

Views: 2274

Trojan Colors Revealed (Artist's Concept)

Observations from NASA's WISE all-sky survey reveal new clues about Jovian Trojans, mysterious asteroids that orbit in front of and behind Jupiter in its path around the sun seen here in an artist’s concept.

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This plot illustrates the new population of 'hot DOGs,' or hot dust-obscured objects, found by WISE. The purple band represents the range of brightness observed for the extremely dusty objects.
This plot illustrates the new population of 'hot DOGs,' or hot dust-obscured objects, found by WISE. The purple band represents the range of brightness observed for the extremely dusty objects.

Analyzing Hot DOG Galaxies

This plot illustrates the new population of 'hot DOGs,' or hot dust-obscured objects, found by WISE. The purple band represents the range of brightness observed for the extremely dusty objects.

Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Instrument: WISE Telescope
Size: 2400 x 1740
ID#: PIA15815
Added: 2012-08-29

Views: 1850

Analyzing Hot DOG Galaxies

This plot illustrates the new population of 'hot DOGs,' or hot dust-obscured objects, found by WISE. The purple band represents the range of brightness observed for the extremely dusty objects.

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