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Picture of the Day - WISE Lifts Off to Map the Sky

Published by Matt on Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:19 pm via: NASA
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NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket at 9:09 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

WISE will scan the entire sky in infrared light, picking up the glow of hundreds of millions of objects and producing millions of images.

WISE Lifts Off to Map the Sky. Credit: Bill Hartenstein/United Launch Alliance

WISE Lifts Off to Map the Sky. Credit: Bill Hartenstein/United Launch Alliance

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