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NEOWISE Spies Activity on Comet Catalina

NEOWISE Spots a Comet That Looked Like an Asteroid


Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina) was originally thought to be an asteroid, but observations by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft indicate that it's a comet.


Read more (July 23, 2014)

 

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)

 

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)

 

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)

 

Storm of Stars in the Trifid Nebula

Where the Wild Stars Are


A new view of the Trifid nebula from NASA's WISE mission shows a cloud being ripped to shreds by stellar radiation and winds.


Read more (January 29, 2014)

 

Comet 2013 A1 Siding Spring

NASA Preparing for 2014 Comet Watch at Mars


A close flyby of Mars in 2014 by comet Siding Spring could deliver opportunities for learning, but also possible hazards for orbiting spacecraft. NASA is preparing for both.


Read more (January 28, 2014)

 

Asteroid Tracks Among the Stars

NEOWISE Celebrates First Month of Operations After Reactivation


In its first 25 days of operations, the newly reactivated NEOWISE mission has detected 857 minor bodies in our solar system, including 22 near-Earth objects (NEOs) and four comets.


Read more (January 23, 2014)

 

NEOWISE's New Find

Recently Reactivated NASA Spacecraft Spots Its First New Asteroid


A NASA spacecraft revived from hibernation last year has made the first asteroid discovery of its new mission.


Read more (January 07, 2014)

 

NEOWISE's Next Light

NASA's Asteroid Hunter Spacecraft Returns First Images after Reactivation


NASA's NEOWISE asteroid hunter, which made the most comprehensive asteroid and comet survey to date, has returned its first test images in preparation for a renewed mission.


Read more (December 19, 2013)

 

March of Asteroids Across Dying Star

Surprise Picture for WISE's Fourth Anniversary


Happy fourth anniversary to NASA's WISE mission, which recently gained a second lease on life.


Read more (December 12, 2013)

 

An artist's concept of a solar-system montage featuring the eight planets, a comet and an asteroid.

NASA Highlights Mars, Earth and Other Science at AGU Event


NASA researchers, including some from JPL, will present new findings on Earth and space science topics at the next week's American Geophysical Union meeting.


Read more (December 06, 2013)

 

Two Black Holes on Way to Becoming One

Massive Black Hole Duo: Possible Sighting by NASA's WISE


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has found evidence for what might be a dancing duo of black holes, where one partner is causing the jet of the other to sway.


Read more (December 03, 2013)

 

An infrared portrait of the Witch Head nebula from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

'Witch Head' Brews Baby Stars


Can you see the profile of a wicked witch in this new infrared image from the WISE mission?


Read more (October 30, 2013)

 

Back to Hunt More Asteroids

NASA Spacecraft Reactivated to Hunt for Asteroids


The Near-Earth Object WISE (NEOWISE) mission is expected to re-start in early September to perform three more years of asteroid science.


Read more (August 21, 2013)

 

This image shows two of the galaxy clusters observed by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and Spitzer Space Telescope missions

Monster Galaxies Lose Their Appetite With Age


Lying at the heart of most clusters is a monster galaxy thought to grow in size by merging with neighboring galaxies, a process astronomers call galactic cannibalism.


Read more (August 01, 2013)

 

NEOWISE Eyes the Enigmatic Centaurs

NASA's WISE Finds Mysterious Centaurs May Be Comets


The true identity of centaurs, the small celestial bodies orbiting the sun between Jupiter and Neptune, is one of the enduring mysteries of astrophysics.


Read more (July 25, 2013)

 

Two Brown Dwarfs in Our Backyard

Closest Star System Found in a Century


NASA's WISE mission has found the closest star system discovered since 1916 -- a pair of brown dwarfs right in our celestial backyard.


Read more (March 11, 2013)

 

The Cosmic Hearth

WISE Feels the Heat from Orion's Sword


The tangle of clouds and stars that lie in Orion's sword is showcased in a new, expansive view from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.


Read more (February 05, 2013)

 

WISE Finds a Galactic Metropolis

Little Telescope Spies Gigantic Galaxy Clusters


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, is helping to find the rarest and largest of galaxy groupings in the universe.


Read more (December 06, 2012)

 

Trojan Colors Revealed (Artist's Concept)

NASA's WISE Colors in Unknowns on Jupiter Asteroids


Observations from NASA's WISE all-sky survey reveal new clues about Jovian Trojans, mysterious asteroids that orbit in front of and behind Jupiter in its path around the sun.


Read more (October 15, 2012)

 

A Sky Chock-Full of Black Holes

NASA's WISE Survey Uncovers Millions of Black Holes


NASA's WISE mission has led to a bonanza of newfound supermassive black holes and extreme galaxies called hot DOGs, or dust-obscured galaxies.


Read more (August 29, 2012)

 

This artist's concept illustrates a dusty planet-forming disk

The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Dust


Astronomers have discovered that vast amounts of planetary dust, enough to fill the inner portions of a solar system, have suddenly vanished.


Read more (July 05, 2012)

 

A Different View of the Flame Nebula

The 'Flame' Burns Bright in New WISE Image


A fiery image from NASA's WISE mission shows the Flame nebula "burning" a hole in the cosmic dust.


Read more (July 02, 2012)

 

Highlighting our Tiniest Neighbors

WISE Finds Few Brown Dwarfs Close to Home


Astronomers are getting to know the neighbors better. Our sun resides within a spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy about two-thirds of the way out from the center.


Read more (June 08, 2012)

 

Simulated, edge-on view of our solar system

NASA Survey Counts Potentially Hazardous Asteroids


Observations from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have led to the best assessment yet of our solar system's population of potentially hazardous asteroids.


Read more (May 16, 2012)

 

This artist's concept shows a 'feeding,' or active, supermassive black hole with a jet streaming outward at nearly the speed of light.

NASA's WISE Mission Sees Skies Ablaze With Blazars


Astronomers are hunting a class of supermassive black holes throughout the universe called blazars thanks to data collected by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.


Read more (April 12, 2012)

 

This is a mosaic of the images covering the entire sky as observed by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), part of its All-Sky Data Release

NASA Releases New WISE Mission Catalog of Entire Infrared Sky


NASA unveiled a new atlas and catalog of the entire infrared sky today showing more than a half billion stars, galaxies and other objects captured by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission.


Read more (March 14, 2012)

 

This enormous section of the Milky Way galaxy is a mosaic of images from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.

Stars Pop Onto the Scene in New WISE Image


A new, large mosaic from NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) showcases a vast stretch of cosmic clouds bubbling with new star birth.


Read more (January 10, 2012)

 

A Cosmic Wreath

WISE Presents a Cosmic Wreath


Sprigs of holly, a big red bow and silver bells appear to dress up this cosmic star-forming wreath, captured by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).


Read more (December 22, 2011)

 

Ancient Supernova Revealed

Star Explosion Leaves Behind a Rose


What appears to be a giant red rose in space is all that's left of a star that exploded long ago.


Read more (December 09, 2011)

 

All Eyes on Oldest Recorded Supernova

NASA Telescopes Help Solve Ancient Supernova Mystery


A mystery that began nearly 2,000 years ago, when Chinese astronomers witnessed what would turn out to be an exploding star in the sky, has been solved.


Read more (October 24, 2011)

 

NEOWISE observations indicate that there are about 20,500

NASA Space Telescope Finds Fewer Asteroids Near Earth


New observations by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, show there are significantly fewer near-Earth asteroids in the mid-size range than previously thought.


Read more (September 29, 2011)

 

Artist's concept of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

NASA to Host News Conference on Asteroid Search Findings


NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT) on Thurs., Sept. 29, to reveal near-Earth asteroid findings and implications for future research.


Read more (September 26, 2011)

 

Flaring Black Hole

NASA's WISE Mission Captures Black Hole's Wildly Flaring Jet


Astronomers using NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have captured rare data of a flaring black hole, revealing new details about these powerful objects and their blazing jets.


Read more (September 20, 2011)

 

Searching for the Origins of the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid

Origin of Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Remains a Mystery


The family of asteroids some believed was responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs is not likely the culprit according to new observations.


Read more (September 19, 2011)

 

Y Dwarf Chillin' in Space

NASA's Wise Mission Discovers Coolest Class of Stars


Scientists using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have discovered the coldest class of star-like bodies, with temperatures as cool as the human body.


Read more (August 23, 2011)

 

Earth's New Trojan Friend

NASA's WISE Finds Earth's First Trojan Asteroid


Astronomers studying observations taken by NASA's WISE mission have discovered the first known "Trojan" asteroid orbiting the sun along with Earth.


Read more (July 27, 2011)

 

This visitor from deep space, seen here by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

Comet Hartley 2 Leaves a Bumpy Trail


Comet Hartley 2 is a little bit like Hansel and Gretel, leaving behind a trail of ice crumbs as it circles the sun.


Read more (July 14, 2011)

 

Bringing the Stars Down to Earth

A Night with the Stars...in a Conference Room


Astronomers no longer peer through telescopes up at the night sky. The wonders of the universe can now be accessed right from a laptop.


Read more (May 31, 2011)

 

A new, colorful collection of galaxy specimens has been released by NASA's  WISE

NASA's WISE Mission Offers a Taste of Galaxies to Come


An assorted mix of colorful galaxies is being released today by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission, or WISE.


Read more (May 25, 2011)

 

The Hottest Photos from WISE

WISE Delivers Millions of Galaxies, Stars, Asteroids


Astronomers across the globe can now sift through hundreds of millions of galaxies, stars and asteroids collected in the first bundle of data from NASA's WISE mission.


Read more (April 14, 2011)

 

A newly discovered asteroid

WISE Mission Spots 'Horseshoe' Asteroid


Astronomers using data from NASA's WISE mission have found an asteroid that appears to slowly trace out a horseshoe shape in space, as seen from Earth.


Read more (April 08, 2011)

 

WISE Unveils a Treasure Trove of Beauty

The Art of Making Stars


A swirling palette of star-forming clouds can be seen in this picturesque image from WISE.


Read more (April 01, 2011)

 

Speed Demon Creates a Shock

Speed Demon Creates a Shock


WISE has captured a star zipping through space like a race car driver.


Read more (March 10, 2011)

 

WISE, captured this image of a star-forming cloud of dust.

'Elephant Trunks' in Space


A new image from NASA's WISE mission shows a zoo of "elephant trunks" herded together in a star-forming region.


Read more (March 04, 2011)

 

This colorful picture is a mosaic of the Lagoon nebula taken by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.

Can WISE Find the Hypothetical 'Tyche'?


This colorful picture is a mosaic of the Lagoon nebula taken by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.


Read more (February 18, 2011)

 

A Family Portrait

NASA's NEOWISE Completes Scan for Asteroids and Comets


NASA's NEOWISE mission has completed its survey of small bodies, asteroids and comets, in our solar system.


Read more (February 01, 2011)

 

Runaway star plowing through space dust

Runaway Star Plows Through Space


Can you tell which way the central, bright blue star is traveling in this new image from WISE?


Read more (January 24, 2011)

 

WISE Beholds a Pair of Dancing Galaxies

Partner Galaxies Wildly Different In New WISE Image


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer has captured a new view of two companion galaxies -- a somewhat tranquil spiral beauty and its rambunctious partner.


Read more (January 13, 2011)

 

A Collage of Nearby Galaxies

A Galaxy for Everyone


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, celebrates its launch anniversary with a taste of four galaxy flavors.


Read more (December 16, 2010)

 

An Explosion of Infrared Color

WISE Sees an Explosion of Infrared Light


NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer has caught sight of an unusual display of infrared colors around a supernova remnant.


Read more (December 09, 2010)

 

NGC 1514. The view on the left is from a ground-based, visible-light telescope; the view on the right shows the object in infrared light

WISE Image Reveals Strange Specimen in Starry Sea


A new image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer shows what looks like a glowing jellyfish floating at the bottom of a dark, speckled sea.


Read more (November 17, 2010)

 

A cool brown dwarf discovered and imaged by NASA's WISE mission

Cool Star is a Gem of a Find


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has eyed its first cool brown dwarf: a tiny, ultra-cold star floating all alone in space.


Read more (November 09, 2010)

 

Sculptor Galaxy Seen as Infrared Rainbow

The Many Infrared 'Personalities' of the Sculptor Galaxy


The Sculptor galaxy is seen in a rainbow of infrared colors by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.


Read more (October 13, 2010)

 

WISE snapped this photo of comet Hartley 2

WISE Captures Key Images of Comet Mission's Destination


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, caught a glimpse of the comet that the agency's EPOXI mission will visit in November.


Read more (October 05, 2010)

 

The Hottest Photos from WISE

NASA's WISE Mission Warms Up but Keeps Chugging Along


After completing its primary mission to map the infrared sky, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has reached the expected end of its onboard supply of frozen coolant.


Read more (October 04, 2010)

 

Rosette nebula

WISE Captures the Unicorn's Rose


Unicorns and roses are usually the stuff of fairy tales, but a new cosmic image taken by NASA's WISE mission shows the Rosette nebula in the constellation Monoceros, or the Unicorn.


Read more (August 25, 2010)

 

Artist's concept of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

WISE Spacecraft Warming Up


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, is warming up. Team members say the spacecraft is running out of the frozen coolant needed to keep its heat-sensitive instrument chilled.


Read more (August 10, 2010)

 

Seven Sisters Get WISE

NASA's WISE Mission to Complete Extensive Sky Survey


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, will complete its first survey of the entire sky on July 17, 2010.


Read more (July 16, 2010)

 

Artist's concept of the brown dwarfs WISE is expected to find

The Coolest Stars Come Out of the Dark


Astronomers have uncovered what appear to be 14 of the coldest stars known in our universe.


Read more (June 24, 2010)

 

A sphere of stellar innards, blown out from a humongous star

Jumbo Jellyfish or Massive Star?


Some might see a blood-red jellyfish, while others might see a pair of lips. In fact, the red-colored object in this new image from WISE is a sphere of stellar innards.


Read more (June 17, 2010)

 

Heart and Soul nebulae

WISE Telescope has Heart and Soul


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has captured a huge mosaic of two bubbling clouds in space, known as the Heart and Soul nebulae.


Read more (May 24, 2010)

 

NEOWISE principal investigator Amy Mainzer describes the ongoing tally of space rocks and comets amassed

WISE Makes Progress on Its Space Rock Catalog


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, is busy surveying the landscape of the infrared sky, building up a catalog of cosmic specimens -- everything from distant galaxies to "failed" stars, called brown dwarfs.


Read more (May 24, 2010)

 

Tadpole nebula

Asteroid Caught Marching Across Tadpole Nebula


A new infrared image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, showcases the Tadpole nebula, and asteroids that just happened to be cruising by.


Read more (May 13, 2010)

 

IC 342 galaxy

Hiding Out Behind the Milky Way


A leggy cosmic creature comes out of hiding in this new infrared view from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.


Read more (April 07, 2010)

 

Artist's concept of WISE mapping the sky

WISE: Your Guide to the Infrared Sky


Learn about NASA's WISE mission and all the goodies it is expected to uncover in this new, interactive feature.


Read more (April 05, 2010)

 

A new infrared image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, shows a cosmic rosebud blossoming with new stars.

WISE Captures a Cosmic Rose


A new infrared image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, shows a cosmic rosebud blossoming with new stars.


Read more (March 16, 2010)

 

The Andromeda galaxy

NASA's WISE Mission Releases Medley of First Images


A diverse cast of cosmic characters is showcased in the first survey images NASA released Wednesday from its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.


Read more (February 17, 2010)

 

First Comet Seen by WISE

WISE Spies a Comet with its Powerful Infrared Eye


WISE has discovered its first comet, one of many objects the mission is expected to find during its ongoing infrared survey of the sky.


Read more (February 11, 2010)

 

near-Earth asteroid discovered by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer

NASA's WISE Eye Spies Near-Earth Asteroid


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has spotted its first never-before-seen near-Earth asteroid, the first of hundreds it is expected to find during its mission to map the whole sky in infrared light.


Read more (January 25, 2010)

 

Artist's concept of WISE mapping the infrared sky

Infrared Hunt Begins: WISE Starts All-Sky Survey


NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) began its survey of the infrared sky today.


Read more (January 14, 2010)

 

Infrared snapshot of a region in the constellation Carina near the Milky Way taken shortly after NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) ejected its cover.

NASA's WISE Eye Spies First Glimpse of the Starry Sky


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has captured its first look at the starry sky that it will soon begin surveying in infrared light.


Read more (January 06, 2010)

 

Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (Artist's Concept)

NASA's WISE Space Telescope Jettisons Its Cover


NASA's recently launched Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer opened its eyes to the starry sky today, after ejecting its protective cover.


Read more (December 29, 2009)

 

Infrared image of WISE launch

Prepping WISE to Pop Its Lens Cap


Engineers are getting ready to eject the cover on NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, which launched from Vandengerg Air Force Base, Calif., on Dec. 14.


Read more (December 22, 2009)

 

WISE launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base

NASA's WISE Eye on the Universe Begins All-Sky Survey Mission


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, lifted off over the Pacific Ocean this morning on its way to map the entire sky in infrared light.


Read more (December 14, 2009)

 

The tower around the Delta II rocket carrying WISE has been rolled back

WISE has launched!


WISE has launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.


Read more (December 14, 2009)

 

WISE in the fairing mate

WISE Launch Rescheduled for December 14


The launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) is now rescheduled for Dec. 14.


Read more (December 10, 2009)

 

Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (Artist's Concept)

NASA's WISE Set to Blast Off and Map the Skies


The countdown clock is ticking, with just days to go before the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, rockets into space on a mission to map the entire sky in infrared light.


Read more (December 09, 2009)

 

WISE in the fairing mate

WISE Launch Delayed 24 Hours


Liftoff of a Delta II rocket and its NASA payload, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), has been delayed 24 hours.


Read more (December 09, 2009)

 

WISE in the fairing mate

WISE Launch Scheduled for Dec. 11


Launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is scheduled for Dec. 11.


Read more (December 04, 2009)

 

JPL's Art Hammon, seen in infrared.

Get 'WISE' About Teaching Infrared


A good way to bring a cool mission like WISE into the classroom is to focus on how we use infrared to study the universe.


Read more (December 03, 2009)

 

WISE in the fairing mate

WISE Snug in Its Nose Cone


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer has been wrapped in the outer nose cone, or "fairing," that will protect it during its scheduled Dec. 9 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.


Read more (November 30, 2009)

 

Wise at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

WISE a Bit Closer to the Sky


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, is now perched atop its rocket in preparations for a Dec. 9 liftoff.


Read more (November 23, 2009)

 

Artist's concept of WISE mapping the infrared sky

NASA's WISE Gets Ready to Survey the Whole Sky


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, is chilled out, sporting a sunshade and getting ready to roll.


Read more (November 17, 2009)

 

WISE surrounded in scaffolding in preparation for freezing its hydrogen

WISE Is Chilling Out


Engineers are busy cooling the science instrument on NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.


Read more (November 11, 2009)

 

Artist's concept of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

In Search of Dark Asteroids (and Other Sneaky Things)


Ninjas knew how to be stealthy: Be dark. Emit very little light. Move in the shadows between bright places.


Read more (September 18, 2009)

 

WISE arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base

NASA's WISE Mission Arrives at Launch Site


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has arrived at its last stop on Earth -- Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.


Read more (August 17, 2009)

 

WISE Project Scientist Peter Eisenhardt stands next to the fully assembled WISE satellite

WISE Mission Assembled and Preparing for Launch


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has been assembled and is undergoing final preparations for a planned Nov. 1 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.


Read more (June 10, 2009)

 

 artist's concept of Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Coming Together


The science instrument for NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer has been shipped to Boulder, Colo.


Read more (May 19, 2009)

 

NASA Says: 'Build It and Infrared Surprises Will Come'


Engineers are rolling up their sleeves in preparation for building a telescope that will find the nearest star-like objects and the brightest galaxies.


View release (October 13, 2006)

 

Artist's Concept

NASA Approves Mission to Seek Nearest Stars, Brightest Galaxies


A new NASA mission will scan the entire sky in infrared light in search of nearby cool stars, planetary construction zones and the brightest galaxies in the universe.


Read more (October 06, 2004)