The Entire WISE Sky

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA   I love maps like this where astronomers take the entire night sky and project it so we can view it in two dimensions. Zoom into and explore the entire sky infrared mosaic from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). Some...

Cosmic Valentine

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/WISE Team Massive star-making regions make up the heart and soul of the cosmos in this image from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. Explore the giant bubbles blown by new stars in this image. What shapes and stories does your...

Cassiopeian Dragon

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA A dragon lurks in the vast spaces between constellations Cassiopeia and Cepheus in the image from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. Explore the cool dense clouds of gas and dust. A curvy dragon-shaped nebula rises in the...

New face of a supernova

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/B. Williams (NCSU) The outline of a face show the remains of the oldest documented supernova in this infrared image of RCW 86 from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. Explore the dusty glowing...

WISE Jellyfish

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/WISE Team A colorful jellyfish floats in this image from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. What stories or images do you see in this explosion of light and color? Leave a note below. IC 443, also known as the Jellyfish Nebula,...