This image highlights the dust that speckles the Andromeda galaxy.

The spiral beauty, called IC 342 and sometimes Hidden galaxy, is shrouded behind our Milky Way galaxy's bright band of stars, dust and gas.

This image shows a cosmic rosebud blossoming with new stars.

This is a view of the star-forming region IC 1795, located within the constellation Cassiopeia.

This cosmic cloud, known as the Soul nebula, is one of many sites of star formation within the Milky Way galaxy.

This image shows the famous Pleiades cluster of stars, also known as the Seven Sisters, as seen through the eyes of WISE.

The red circle visible in the image is SN 1572, also known as Tycho's supernova remnant.

A comet like this one spends most of its long life in the darkest, coldest parts of our solar system.

The red dot near the center of this image is the first near-Earth asteroid discovered by WISE.

This colorful image is a view of an area of the sky more than 12 times the size of our full moon.

The red object in this infrared image is a sphere of stellar innards, blown out from a humongous star.

This flower-shaped nebula, NGC 2237, is a huge star-forming cloud of dust and gas in our Milky Way galaxy.

This image, taken with an infrared camera on Earth, shows the WISE principal investigator, Edward Wright, or Ned, from UCLA.

The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explore, or WISE, has taken more than 1.8 million snapshots, uncovering hundreds of millions of objects, including asteroids, stars and galaxies. Members of the WISE science team compiled an image gallery of some of the mission's colorful cosmic snapshots. Flip through the gallery and rate your favorite photos.