The Andromeda Galaxy M31, nearest large neighboring galaxy to our own Milky Way, 2.5 million light-years from Earth (NASA--WISE)
Since its launch in mid-December of last year, NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite has begun its ambitious survey of the sky in infrared light. Now, NASA has released a series of WISE First Images — a breathtaking promise of things to come.
For further information, visit our earlier post WISE Spies on Starry Skies, or NASA’s WISE Mission Website.
For more detailed information on the images posted, see the detailed captions on the First Images page noted above.
Star-forming Cloud NGC3603 (NASA--WISE)
Comet Siding Spring 2 (NASA--WISE)
2010 AB78 First Near-Earth Asteroid Find by WISE (NASA) (Red Dot at Center of Image)