Monday, December 14, 2009

WISE mission launches from Vandenberg AFB on time via Delta II rocket

The WISE (Wide Field Infrared Survey Explorer) mission lifted off today from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg AFB, California. It will study dark Near Earth Objects, nearby stars too cool to be seen in visible light and far-off galaxies. It will take images every 8-seconds and create a database of the entire sky as seen in infrared.

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