Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer


Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)

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)


Recent News

This artist's concept shows the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE spacecraft Secondhand Spacecraft Has Firsthand Asteroid Experience

NASA's NEOWISE mission has observed 158,000 asteroids and discovered more than 35,000 since December 2009.

Read more (November 11, 2015)

A Giant Gathering of Galaxies Whopping Galaxy Cluster Spotted with Help of NASA Telescopes

A giant gathering of galaxies has been spotted 8.5 billion light-years away.

Read more (November 03, 2015)

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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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