Latest Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Stories
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.
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.
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