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Latest Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Stories

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2010-06-18 08:50:00

Some might see a blood-red jellyfish in a forest of seaweed, while others might see a big, red eye or a pair of lips.

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2010-05-25 06:30:00

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, is busy surveying the landscape of the infrared sky, building up a catalog of cosmic specimens -- everything from distant galaxies to "failed" stars, called brown dwarfs.

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2010-05-24 09:55:00

NASA released today this stunning image of the Heart and Soul nebulae.

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2010-05-14 06:47:22

A new infrared image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, showcases the Tadpole nebula, a star-forming hub in the Auriga constellation about 12,000 light-years from Earth.

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2010-04-08 13:50:00

A leggy cosmic creature comes out of hiding in this new infrared view from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.

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2010-03-26 06:30:00

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) was built to search for "dark" objects in space like brown dwarf stars, vast dust clouds, and asteroids.

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2010-03-17 10:43:16

A new infrared image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, shows a cosmic rosebud blossoming with new stars.

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2010-02-17 12:30:00

A diverse cast of cosmic characters is showcased in the first survey images NASA released Wednesday from its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.

2010-02-17 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb.

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2010-02-12 07:30:00

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has discovered its first comet, one of many the mission is expected to find among millions of other objects during its ongoing survey of the whole sky in infrared light.


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