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Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)

Young Brown Dwarf in TW Hydrae Family of Stars

Lone Planetary-Mass Object Found in Family of Stars


Sitting all by itself in space, a newfound object may help answer mysteries about planets without parent stars.


Read more (April 19, 2016)


 

Recent News


This artist's rendering shows a galaxy called W2246-0526 Most Luminous Galaxy Is Ripping Itself Apart

About 12.4 billion years ago, a supermassive black hole produced so much energy, it stirred up gas across its entire galaxy.


Read more (January 15, 2016)


Bow Shocks in Space Runaway Stars Leave Infrared Waves in Space

Cosmic bow shocks are leading astronomers to some of the galaxy's speediest stars.


Read more (January 05, 2016)


An expanded view of comet C/2006 W3 (Christensen) is shown here. NEOWISE Observes Carbon Gases in Comets

Data from NASA's NEOWISE mission are giving new insights into comet dust, nucleus sizes, and production rates for difficult-to-observe gases like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.


Read more (November 23, 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