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WISE Finds Few Brown Dwarfs Close to Home

WISE Finds Few Brown Dwarfs Close to Home


NASA's WISE telescope has discovered that there are fewer brown dwarfs in our solar neighborhood than previously thought.


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WISE Finds Fewer Asteroids near Earth

WISE 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.


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Asteroid and Comet Census from WISE

Asteroid and Comet Census from WISE


This animation demonstrates how the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, surveys asteroids and comets in the solar system.


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This animation shows the progress of the WISE all-sky survey over time

WISE Eyes the Whole Sky


This animation shows the progress of the WISE all-sky survey over time.


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Scanning for Asteroids and comets

Scanning for Asteroids and Comets


This movie shows asteroids observed so far by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.


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Space Rock Census


NEOWISE principal investigator Amy Mainzer describes the ongoing tally of space rocks and comets amassed by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.


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Amy Mainzer in infrared

WISE - Your Guide to the Infrared Sky


Learn about NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and all the goodies it is expected to uncover in this new, interactive feature.


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First Medley of WISE Pictures

First Medley of WISE Pictures


Treat yourself to some of the first images from NASA's recently launched Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer space telescope.


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Celestial Treasure Hunt


NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer will provide a map to the universe's hidden treasures.


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Animation still showing Wise rotating in space

Views of Wise in Space


This artist's animation shows NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, rotating in space, revealing all sides of the spacecraft.


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This animation illustrates the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer's 11-second data-taking exposure cycle.

WISE's Survey Strategy


This animation illustrates the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer's 11-second data-taking exposure cycle.


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Galaxy NGC 253 as viewed from visible to infrared light.

Penetrating a Starburst Galaxy


Galaxy NGC 253 as viewed from visible to infrared light.


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Artist's concept of Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Podcast: A WISE Mission to Study Asteroids and Other Objects

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, is scheduled for launch in December 2009, on a mission to survey the entire sky in four infrared wavelengths.

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