Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

Astronomers discover most luminous galaxy in universe

Astronomers discover most luminous galaxy in universe

US space agency NASA said on Thursday that its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope has discovered a remote galaxy that shines with the light of more than 300 trillion suns, making it the most luminous galaxy ever found.

May 22, 2015, 09:54 AM IST

NASA`s WISE survey finds no `Planet X`

NASA`s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) searched through hundreds of millions of objects across our sky but was unable to find any evidence of the hypothesized celestial body in our solar system commonly dubbed "Planet X."

Mar 08, 2014, 09:59 AM IST

Now, you too can become a planetary nursery finding `detective`

NASA has begun inviting the public to help astronomers discover embryonic planetary systems hidden among data from the agency`s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission through a new website, DiskDetective.org.

Jan 31, 2014, 13:31 PM IST

Two `dancing` black holes sighted at heart of remote galaxy

Astronomers using NASA`s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have spotted what appears to be two supermassive black holes, at the heart of a remote galaxy, circling each other like dance partners.

Dec 04, 2013, 15:20 PM IST

NASA to revive asteroid-hunting probe

NASA is bringing a space probe, which helped discover tens of thousands of asteroids throughout the solar system, out of its hibernation.

Aug 22, 2013, 10:09 AM IST

NASA`s WISE mission exposes hidden asteroid family members

Astronomers have completed a new and improved family tree for asteroids in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter, thanks to NASA`s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).

May 30, 2013, 10:32 AM IST

NASA releases Flame nebula image

NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has released a new image that shows the candle-like Flame nebula lighting up a cavern of dust.

Jul 03, 2012, 14:46 PM IST

Fewer brown dwarf stars found `around us than predicted`

NASA`s WISE has recently discovered a new crowd of stars close to our Milky Way galaxy: the coldest of the brown dwarf family of “failed” stars.

Jun 09, 2012, 13:23 PM IST