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Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)

Cold and Close Celestial Orb

NASA's Spitzer, WISE Find Sun's Close, Cold Neighbor


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered what appears to be the coldest "brown dwarf" known.


Read more (April 25, 2014)


 

Recent News


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)


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)


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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