NASA's WISE mission has released a new and improved atlas and catalog brimming with data on three-quarters of a billion objects detected during two full scans of the sky.
A NASA spacecraft that discovered and characterized tens of thousands of asteroids throughout the solar system before being placed in hibernation will return to service for three more years starting in September, assisting the agency in its effort to identify the population of potentially hazardous near-Earth objects, as well as those suitable for asteroid exploration missions. The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) will be revived next month with the goal of discovering and characterizing near-Earth objects (NEOs), space rocks that can be found orbiting within 28 million miles (45 million kilometers) from Earth's path around the sun.
Observations from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have led to the best assessment yet of our solar system's population of potentially hazardous asteroids. The results reveal new information about their total numbers, origins and the possible dangers they may pose.
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. The star, catalogued as WISE J180956.27-330500.2, was discovered in images taken during the WISE survey in 2010, the most detailed infrared survey to date of the entire celestial sky. It stood out from other objects because it glowed brightly with infrared light. When compared to images taken more than 20 years ago, astronomers found the star was 100 times brighter.
The WISE all-sky image is now available for projection on "Science on a Sphere" (see http://sos.noaa.gov/ for info). Science On a Sphere is a large visualization system that uses computers and video projectors to display animated data onto the outside of a sphere. Said another way, SOS is an animated globe that can show dynamic, animated images of the atmosphere, oceans, and land of a planet.
NASA unveiled a new atlas and catalog of the entire infrared sky today showing more than a half billion stars, galaxies and other objects captured by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission.
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The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) announce the AllWISE Data Release. The AllWISE program combines data from WISE cryogenic and NEOWISE post-cryogenic survey phases, to form the most comprehensive view of the mid-infrared sky currently available.
The NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) released an update on 26 September 2013. Content highlights include the addition of 62,606 new objects and 390,249 new photometric data points, and 1,241,586 references to objects from the literature. In addition, 15,855 HI spectra from the Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey have been added to NED. Nine new review articles with contextual links are now available in the Level 5 knowledgebase.
The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech announces the availability of six-month graduate student fellowships in Winter-Spring 2014. The program is designed to allow students from other institutions to visit IPAC-Caltech and perform astronomical research in close association with an IPAC scientist.
NEOWISE and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) announce the 2013 NEOWISE Post-Cryo Data Release on May 22, 2013.
The NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) released an update on 25 April 2013. Content highlights include the addition of 310,514 new objects and 1.7 million cross-identifications across the electromagnetic spectrum based on data integrated from 3,167 new publications. Over 27,000 new images contributed by authors of journal articles have been included, and eight new review articles with contextual links to database queries are available in the Level 5 knowledgebase.