May 30, 2013 – WISE Finds Lost Asteroid Family Members
Data from WISE have led to a new and improved family tree for asteroids in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Astronomers used millions of infrared snapshots from the asteroid-hunting portion of the WISE all-sky survey, called NEOWISE, to identify 28 new asteroid families. Visit
May 22, 2013 – 2013 NEOWISE Post-Cryo Data Release
NEOWISE and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) announce the
2013 NEOWISE Post-Cryo Data Release, consisting of over 900,000 3.4 and 4.6
micron images and a database of over 7.3 billion source detections extracted
from those images, acquired by WISE between Sept. 29, 2010 and Feb. 1, 2011 after the satellite's sold hydrogen cryogen was completely exhausted. Visit
Apr 23, 2013 – Galaxy Goes Green in Burning Stellar Fuel
Astronomers have spotted the "greenest" of galaxies, one that converts fuel into stars with almost 100-percent efficiency.
The findings come from NASA's WISE, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the IRAM Plateau de Bure interferometer in the French Alps.
"This galaxy is remarkably efficient," said Jim Geach of McGill University in Canada, lead author of a new study appearing in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. "It's converting its gas supply into new stars at the maximum rate thought possible." Visit
Mar 11, 2013 – Closest Star System Found in a Century
NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has discovered a pair of stars that has taken over the title for the third-closest star system to the sun. The duo is the closest star system discovered since 1916. Visit