Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer


Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)

The asteroid Euphro.syne glides across a field of background stars in this time-lapse view from NASA's WISE spacecraft

Tracking A Mysterious Group of Asteroid Outcasts

Astronomers may have found the source of a particularly hard-to-spot group of near-Earth asteroids, thanks to a once-dormant NASA space telescope.

Read more (August 03, 2015)


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Hypothetical 'Rejuvenated' Planets Can Planets Be Rejuvenated Around Dead Stars?

An older planet may have reclaimed its youthful glow, according to new evidence from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Read more (June 25, 2015)

Charting Galactic Territory Charting the Milky Way From the Inside Out

Researchers fine-tune maps of our galaxy's spiral arms using data from NASA's WISE mission.

Read more (June 03, 2015)

Dusty 'Sunrise' at Core of Galaxy (Artist's Concept) NASA's WISE Spacecraft Discovers Most Luminous Galaxy in Universe

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).

Read more (May 21, 2015)

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Wise Blog

Amy Mainzer, a scientist and instrument builder, is deputy project scientist for the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. This spaceborne telescope, scheduled to launch in 2009, will survey the entire sky.

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In-depth Information

WISE Launch Press Kit (1.97 Mb - PDF)

WISE Fact Sheet (289 Kb - PDF)

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WISE mission website