Latest Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Stories
Tracking near-Earth asteroids has been a significant endeavor for NASA and the broader astronomical community, which has discovered 10,713 known near-Earth objects to date.
NASA unveiled its ‘Disk Detective’ initiative on Thursday, inviting members of the public to help astronomers discover embryonic planetary systems hidden among data generated by the agency’s Wide-field infrared Survey Explorer mission.
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.
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