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WISE Captures Infrared Image of Entire Night Sky

posted Mar 16, 2012, 12:22 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 16, 2012, 1:06 PM ]
NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) released an amazing image of an infrared view of the night sky encompassing more than a half-billion stars, galaxies, and other celestial objects on March 14th, 2012.  WISE principal investigator, Edward Wright from the University of California at Los Angeles said, “Today, WISE delivers the fruit of 14 years of effort to the astronomical community.” 
The WISE program was launched on December 14th, 2009 with the objective of cataloging the entire night sky in the infrared wavelength.  Numerous discoveries have been made from the program, including the “Trojan” asteroid found to share the same path around the Sun as our Earth.
-Image Credit: NASA/JPL-CalTech/UCLA
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Mar 16, 2012, 12:22 PM