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WISE Catches Cosmic Dust Bunny
2012-04-27 03:13:54

Images from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) reveal an old star in the throes of a fiery outburst, spraying the cosmos with dust.

Image 1 - Collisions Not Needed For Star Formation
2011-09-13 09:46:39

ESA's Herschel infrared space observatory has discovered that galaxies do not need to collide with each other to drive vigorous star birth.

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2010-08-11 08:15:00

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

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2010-06-10 07:43:47

Yesterday in Paris, ESA’s Herschel and Planck science missions were honored by the French Association for Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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2010-05-06 10:26:53

The discovery of a previously unresolved population of galaxies in the GOODS fields and the first measurements of properties of galaxies in the almost unexplored far-infrared domain are among the first exciting scientific results achieved by Herschel's PACS and SPIRE instruments.

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2010-05-06 07:40:00

The first scientific results from ESA's Herschel infrared space observatory are revealing previously hidden details of star formation.

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2010-02-19 09:15:16

Dark energy, habitable planets around other stars, and the mysterious nature of our own Sun, have been chosen by ESA as candidates for two medium-class missions to be launched no earlier than 2017.

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2009-12-23 06:50:00

All systems are behaving as expected on NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), which rocketed into the sky just before dawn on Dec 14 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

2009-12-09 08:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) - scheduled for launch on Dec. 11, 2009 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

2009-05-18 13:23:11

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