Latest Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Stories
NASA announced its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) will be coming out of retirement to track near-Earth objects (NEOs).
The small celestial bodies orbiting between the sun and Jupiter and Neptune are known as centaurs, and their true identity has been one of the enduring mysteries of astrophysics.
Using the orbiting Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), NASA scientists have been able to identify and categorize 28 new asteroid families found in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter.
A critical design test for an infrared sensor that could improve NASA's future ability to detect and track asteroids and comets has been passed.
Using data obtained from a NASA satellite, a Pennsylvania State University astronomer has identified the closest solar system to be found within the past 97 years.
The tangle of clouds and stars that lie in Orion's sword is showcased in a new, expansive view from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.
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