Skip to comments.25,000 new asteroids found by NASA's sky mapping (WISE, Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer)
Posted on 07/16/2010 1:34:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
LOS ANGELES Worried about Earth-threatening asteroids? One of NASA's newest space telescopes has spotted 25,000 never-before-seen asteroids in just six months.
Ninety-five of those are considered "near Earth," but in the language of astronomy that means within 30 million miles. Luckily for us, none poses any threat to Earth anytime soon.
Called WISE for Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, the telescope completes its first full scan of the sky on Saturday and then begins another round of imaging.
What's special about WISE is its ability to see through impenetrable veils of dust, picking up the heat glow of objects that are invisible to regular telescopes.
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I bet they ain’t new. I bet they’re really old.................
This image shows the famous Pleiades cluster of stars as seen through the eyes of WISE, or NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. The mosaic contains a few hundred image frames -- just a fraction of the more than one million WISE has captured so far as it completes its first survey of the entire sky in infrared light. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA
“World to end at sunset!”
“Film at 11!”
NASA’s WISE Mission to Complete Extensive Sky Survey
Have they told the muslims about this discovery???
The Dirt on Andromeda This image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, highlights the dust that speckles the Andromeda galaxy's spiral arms. It shows light seen by the longest-wavelength infrared detectors on WISE (12-micron light has been color coded orange, and 22-micron light, red). The hot dust, which is being heated by newborn stars, traces the spidery arms all the way to the center of the galaxy.
I just saw “Knowing” starring Nicolas Cage, on DVD the other night. The world ends at sunrise.....................
Were it not for Obama’s Muslims, we would have never made these discoveries.