Latest Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Stories
Once a hibernating craft drifting silently through space, NEOWISE was repurposed and reactivated last month with a new mission – find asteroids and other potentially hazardous near-Earth objects.
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) has made its first discovery since coming out of hibernation last year: a never-before-seen asteroid dubbed 2013 YP139.
NEOWISE has returned to service, and has sent its first set of test images back to Earth in preparation for a renewed mission.
For WISE's fourth birthday, NASA has released an image of a dying star called the Helix nebula, surrounded by a halo of relatively close asteroids tracks.
New research has found the two oldest brown dwarfs in the galaxy, and they have a somewhat unexpected property: they move extremely fast.
A new and improved atlas and catalog, brimming with data on three-quarters of a billion objects detected during two full scans of the sky, were released by NASA on Friday from their Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission.
Similar to reading tree rings, astronomers are able to read the rings in a galaxy’s disk to help gain a better understanding of its past.
Two years ago NASA scientists revealed a new class of stars, dubbed ‘Y dwarfs’, thought to be about as warm as the human body. However, newly published research indicates that these cold stars are probably a bit warmer than the boiling point of water.
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