WISE – We are not alone

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NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, provided millions of Galaxies, Stars, and Asteroids during it’s mission.

Astronomers across the globe can now look through hundreds of millions of galaxies, stars and asteroids collected in the first bundle of data from the WISE mission.

December 14, 2009, WISE was launched into space  to map the entire sky in infrared light.  WISE took more than 2.7 million images during its mission.

WISE  discovered 20 comets, more than 33,000 asteroids between Mars and Jupiter, and 133 near-Earth objects (NEOs), which are those asteroids and comets with orbits that come within 28 million miles of Earth’s path around the sun. The satellite went into hibernation in early February of this year.

Go to the link below for more information and dazzling pictures.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/WISE/main/index.html

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