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Dec. 14, 2010 – WISE One Year Later – Today is the one-year anniversary of the launch of WISE. In that year, WISE has observed the entire sky in 4 infrared wavelengths, and seen nearly 93% of the sky twice in the two shortest wavelengths. WISE has discovered asteroids, stars, and galaxies never seen before. Go WISE!

Dec. 12, 2010 – Goodbye to a WISE Team Member – With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to WISE team member Mark Larsen, who died today after a long struggle with brain cancer. An asteroid observed by WISE has been renamed in his honor with the following dedication: (243516) Marklarsen = 2010 CC7, Discovered 2010 Feb. 6 by WISE, As the senior scientist at the Space Dynamics Laboratory at Utah State University, Mark Larson (b. 1962) has been responsible for the camera aboard the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) spacecraft. His work has been seminal to the success of the mission.

Dec. 9, 2010 WISE: Focus on Infinity – The WISE team is searching through the telescope's two million images to spot never before seen objects. Read more.

Oct. 4, 2010WISE Warms Up But Keeps Chugging Along – Although WISE has 'warmed up,' NASA has decided the mission will still continue. WISE will now focus on our nearest neighbors -- the asteroids and comets traveling together with our solar system's planets around the Sun. Read more.

Oct. 4, 2010 – The hottest images from WISE – Members of the WISE science team compiled an image gallery of some of the mission's colorful cosmic snapshots.
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Oct. 4, 2010 – Asteroid and Comet Census – This animation demonstrates how the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, surveys asteroids and comets in the Solar System. Read more.

August 20, 2010WISE is Warming Up – Team members say the spacecraft is running out of the frozen coolant needed to keep its heat-sensitive instrument chilled. Read more.

July 16, 2010NASA's WISE Mission to Complete Extensive Sky Survey – WISE will complete its first survey of the entire sky on July 17, 2010. The mission has generated more than one million images so far, of everything from asteroids to distant galaxies. Read more.

Jun. 24, 2010The Coolest Stars Come Out of the Dark – Astronomers have uncovered what appear to be 14 of the coldest stars known in our Universe. Read more.

Feb. 11, 2010WISE Spies a Comet with its Powerful Infrared Eye – WISE has discovered its first comet during its ongoing survey of the whole sky in infrared light. Read more.

Jan. 23, 2010The First of Many Asteroid Finds for WISE – WISE has spotted its first never-before-seen near-Earth asteroid, the first of hundreds it is expected to find during its mission to map the whole sky in infrared light. Read more.

Jan. 14, 2010WISE began its survey of the infrared sky today! - The mission will spend nine months scanning the sky one-and-a-half times in infrared light, revealing all sorts of cosmic characters -- everything from near-Earth asteroids to young galaxies more than ten billion light-years away.

Jan. 6, 2010WISE Spies First Glimpse of the Starry Sky – NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has captured its first look at the starry sky that it will soon begin surveying in infrared light. Read more.

Jan. 4, 2010WISE Launch In Depth Information – View the WISE Launch Press Kit PDF here (1.97 MB- PDF). View the WISE Fact Sheet PDF here (322 KB - PDF).

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