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NASA's WISE catches aging star erupting with dust

Images from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) reveal an old star in the throes of a fiery outburst, spraying the cosmos with dust. The findings offer a rare, real-time look at the process by which stars like our sun seed the universe with building blocks for other stars, planets and even life.
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A half-billion stars and galaxies from NASA's WISE mission revealed -- many for first time

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

A new atlas and catalog of the entire infrared sky with more than a half-billion stars, galaxies and other objects captured by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission was unveiled by NASA Wednesday. "Today WISE del... Read Post

WISE image reveals strange specimen in starry sea: Dying star surrounded by fluorescing gas, unusual rings

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (4 years ago)

A new image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer shows what looks like a glowing jellyfish floating at the bottom of a dark, speckled sea. In reality, this critter belongs to the cosmos -- it's a dying star surrounded by ... Read Post

Infrared Hunt Begins: WISE Starts All-Sky Survey

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (5 years ago)

NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) began its survey of the infrared sky Jan. 14, 2010. The mission will spend nine months scanning the sky one-and-a-half times in infrared light, revealing all sorts of cosmic characte... Read Post


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