Jan 10

WISE sees "First Light"

Source: NASA/WISE Mission

Eight-second exposure of a region in the constellation Carina near the Milky Way shows infrared light from three of WISE's four wavelength bands: Blue, green and red correspond to 3.4, 4.6, and 12 microns, respectively.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has captured its first look at the starry sky that it will soon begin surveying in infrared light.(read more)

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