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The red circle visible in the upper left part of the image is SN 1572, often called “Tycho’s Supernova”.
Tycho's Supernova Remnant
The red circle visible in the upper left part of the image is SN 1572, often called “Tycho’s Supernova”.
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  In this infrared view of the Pleiades from WISE, the cluster is seen surrounded by an immense green looking cloud of dust.
The Pleiades
This image shows the famous Pleiades cluster of stars as seen through the eyes of WISE.
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A glowing blue/white pinwheel-shaped spiral galaxy in field of stars.
Messier 83
This image is of the nearby galaxy Messier 83, or M83 for short.
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  The large multicolored cloud in the center is an irregular dwarf galaxy that orbits the Milky Way.
The Tarantula Nebula
The Tarantula Nebula is a giant star forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
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Comet 65/P Gun's tail is seen in red trailing off to the right.
Comet 65P/Gunn
Comet 65P/Gunnís tail is seen here in red trailing off to the right of the cometís nucleus (near the center of the image).
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  The white dot in the center of the red ring is a giant star.  The red ring is a sphere of stellar innards that star.
V385 Carinae
This star (white dot in center of red ring) is one of the most massive stellar residents of our Milky Way Galaxy.
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Two distinct multicolored clouds are visible.  The one on the right, which resembles a human heart, is called the Heart Nebula and the one on the left is called the Soul Nebula.
Heart and Soul Nebulae
The Heart and Soul nebulae are seen in this infrared mosaic from NASA’s WISE.
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  The bright white spiral in the center of the image is the Spiral Galaxy.
NGC 6744
This image of spiral galaxy NGC 6744 from NASAís WISE is a mosaic of frames covering an area 3 full Moons tall and 3 full Moons wide.
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This multicolored cloud of gas and dust is known as the Tadpole Nebula
Tadpole Nebula
This image from WISE showcases the Tadpole nebula.
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  This multicolored cloud of gas and dust is commonly known as the Seagull Nebula because of its seagull like appearance.
Seagull Nebula
The Seagull Nebula, seen in this infrared mosaic from NASA’s WISE, draws its common name from its resemblance to a gull in flight.
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The multicolored cloud of dust and gas, which resembles headwear, in the constellation Canis Major is the nebula known as Thor's Helmet.
Thor's Helmet
This image from WISE is a view within the constellation Cassiopeia.
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  A bright star, known as Menkhib, is in the upper left hand corner near a red dust cloud.  A star forming cloud, known as the California Nebula runs diagonally through the image.
Menkhib and the California Nebula
This image features one of the bright stars in the constellation Perseus, named Menkhib
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The multicolored clouds compose up a portion of the Perseus spiral arm of the Milky Way Galaxy.
IC 1795
This image from WISE is a view within the constellation Cassiopeia.
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  Left from the center of the image is a densly packed group of stars which is the NGC 6723 globular cluster containing hundreds of thousands to millions of stars.
NGC 6723
This colorful image from WISE is a view of an area of the sky over 12 times the size of the full Moon. MoreWISE launch
WISE mosaic of the Soul Nebula.  Clouds of all colors surround clusters of stars.
Soul Nebula
This WISE mosaic is of the Soul Nebula (a.k.a. the Embryo Nebula, IC 1848, or W5).
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  This pinwheel of stars, dust and gas, which make up IC 342, is similar in size to our own Milky Way Galaxy (one-hundred thousand light-years across).  
IC 342
The spiral beauty, called IC 342 and sometimes the "hidden galaxy," is shrouded behind our own galaxy, the Milky Way.
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Mosaic of 3 individual WISE frames spanning an area on the sky about 7 times the size of the full Moon.
M3 & Comet Garradd
This image from the WISE mission was taken on January 2nd, 2010, during the check-out phase, before the start of the WISE survey.
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  A star frield with red, green and yellow dust at the center.  
Cosmic Rosebud
A new infrared image from WISE shows a cosmic rosebud blossoming with new stars.
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