Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer


Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)

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Cosmic Detective Work: Why We Care About Space Rocks

Small worlds witnessed dramatic changes in our solar system that occurred long before humans. Here's how we're studying them.

Read more (November 07, 2018)


Recent News

This movie shows the progression of NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) investigation. NASA's Asteroid-Hunting Spacecraft a Discovery Machine

NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission has released its third year of survey data of asteroid and comet discoveries.

Read more (June 05, 2017)

Artist's concept illustrates a close-up view of a cool brown dwarf NASA-funded Website Lets the Public Search for New Nearby Worlds

NASA is inviting the public to help search for possible undiscovered worlds in the outer reaches of our solar system and in neighboring interstellar space.

Read more (February 15, 2017)

Artist's rendition of 2016 WF9 NASA's NEOWISE Mission Spies One Comet, Maybe Two

NASA's NEOWISE mission has recently discovered some celestial objects traveling through our neighborhood, including one on the blurry line between asteroid and comet.

Read more (December 29, 2016)

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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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WISE interactive Your guide to the infrared sky. click to launch

In-depth Information

WISE Launch Press Kit (1.97 Mb - PDF)

WISE Fact Sheet (289 Kb - PDF)

NASA TV (Live)

WISE mission website