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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.

Far Out Dude! Zeta Ophiuchi Making Waves In Space
2012-12-20 06:34:42

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured an infrared image of the glowing waves given off by a giant star that was sent hurtling through space after its companion star exploded.

Spotting Distant Galaxy Clusters With WISE
2012-12-07 05:33:49

As grand and colorful as it is, our solar system is a fleck in the grander cosmos. Our Milky Way galaxy has hundreds of billions of solar systems, yet it is only just a drop in the sea of galaxies.

Asteroids Following Jupiter’s Solar Orbit Show Their True Colors
2012-10-16 08:51:09

Jovian asteroids that orbit the Sun on the same trajectory as the gas giant Jupiter have been studied more closely by scientists using NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).

Black Holes Abound - In The Millions
2012-08-29 14:25:38

Millions of black holes have been discovered, as well as extreme galaxies called hot DOGs using NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission.

2012-08-23 15:41:32

NASA will host a news teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Aug. 29, to announce new discoveries from its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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