Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer


Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)

Bulgeless Galaxy Hides Black Hole

The Search for Seeds of Black Holes

How does one grow supermassive black holes? A new study using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up what might be their seeds.

Read more (March 26, 2014)


Recent News

A nearby star stands out in red in this image from the Second Generation Digitized Sky Survey. NASA's WISE Survey Finds Thousands of New Stars, But No 'Planet X'

NASA's WISE has turned up no evidence of the hypothesized celestial body in our solar system commonly dubbed "Planet X."

Read more (March 07, 2014)

An infrared portrait of Comet NEOWISE (C/2014 C3) NEOWISE Spies Its First Comet

NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has spotted its first new comet since coming out of hibernation late last year.

Read more (February 28, 2014)

Herbig-Haro 30 is the prototype of a gas-rich 'Young Stellar Object' disk around a star NASA-Sponsored 'Disk Detective' Lets Public Search for New Planetary Nurseries

NASA invites the public to help find young planetary systems in data from the agency's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission.

Read more (January 30, 2014)

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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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WISE Fact Sheet (289 Kb - PDF)

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