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New Cosmic Photo Reveals Eye-Catching Rosette Nebula
A new image taken by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) shows the Rosette nebula located within the constellation Monoceros (the
Unicorn). This flower-shaped nebula is a huge star-forming cloud of dust and gas in our Milky Way galaxy, about 4,500-5,000 light-years away.
Puffy Star Looks Like Cosmic Jellyfish
What looks like a jellyfish floating in a sea of kelp is actually a cloud of material shed by a massive star, in this new image from WISE.
Prolific NASA Sky-Mapper Finds 25,000 Hidden Asteroids
This image shows the famous Pleiades cluster of stars as seen through the eyes of WISE, or NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. The mosaic
contains a few hundred image frames - just a fraction of the more than one million WISE captured during its first complete survey of the sky in
Hidden Galaxy Photographed by Peeping Space Telescope
A leggy cosmic creature, actually the "hiding galaxy" IC 342, comes out of hiding in this new infrared view from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey
Explorer, or WISE.
NASA Telescope Spots Cosmic Rose in Deep Space
This infrared image from NASA's WISE space telescope shows a cosmic rosebud blossoming with new stars, including the Berkeley 59 cluster and a
Runaway Star Zeta Ophiuchi
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/WISE Team
This infrared image from NASA's WISE telescope shows the runaway star Zeta Ophiuchi as it creates a bright shockwave (yellow arc) in an interstellar
dust cloud as it zooms through space.
The Galaxy Next Door
Our neighboring galaxy, Andromeda, also goes by the names Messier 31 or M31. Here, it is captured in full in this new image by WISE.
Coldest Known Failed Stars Found (Artist Conception)
This artist's conception shows simulated data predicting the hundreds of failed stars, or brown dwarfs, that NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey
Explorer (WISE) is expected to add to the population of known stars in our solar neighborhood. Our sun and other known stars appear white, yellow or
red. Predicted brown dwarfs are deep red.
Just one question -- instead of an "artist conception" of brown dwarfs, where's the real thing?!
edit on 2/17/2011 by GoldenFleece because: added photos