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New WISE Image Captures Cosmic Star Birth
2012-01-11 10:35:37

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.

New Clues About Inner Workings Of Black Hole Jets
2011-09-20 13:49:27

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.

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2011-02-21 07:09:47

In November 2010, the scientific journal Icarus published a paper by astrophysicists John Matese and Daniel Whitmire, who proposed the existence of a binary companion to our sun, larger than Jupiter, in the long-hypothesized "Oort cloud" -- a faraway repository of small icy bodies at the edge of our solar system.

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2011-02-01 14:25:00

NASA said on Tuesday that its near-Earth objects Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWOSE) mission has completed its survey of small bodies, asteroids and comets in our solar system.

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2010-06-24 15:35:00

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

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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.


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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.