Thursday, February 18, 2010

WISE: First Spectacular Images Released


WISE launched in December and has been toiling away since. This is probably my favourite image, as it's a view of M31 Andromeda Galaxy that we haven't seen before. It looks like something a science fiction illustrator would come up with, but in reality it's a false colour infrared picture of this well known galaxy. I like this so much in fact, it's become my desktop wallpaper!

Some great interpretation of WISE's newest images, as usual, from the Bad Astronomer Phil Plait:

WISE mission home page:


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