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Latest Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Stories

NASA Explorer Leaves Retirement Track Space Rocks
2013-08-22 09:47:16

NASA announced its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) will be coming out of retirement to track near-Earth objects (NEOs).

Cometary Origins For Most Centaurs: WISE
2013-07-26 04:44:52

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.

NASA Traces Evolution Of Asteroid Families
2013-05-30 11:54:27

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.

Asteroid Tracking Sensor Passes Key Test
2013-04-16 07:07:54

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.

Closest Star System In A Century Found 6.5 Light Years Away
2013-03-11 16:28:34

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.

WISE Captures The Heat From Orion's Sword
2013-02-06 09:58:22

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.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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