Astronomy & Space

NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) Mission

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For as long as I can remember I’ve had an interest in space and astronomy.

Though I’ve never really taken the time and put forth the effort to learn about the sky to any great depth, I have had various pairs of binoculars and small telescopes over the years.  I even had the opportunity at one point to utilize the observatory on the Tidewater Community College Virginia Beach Campus.

Despite the interest and the help, I’ve still never taken the personal effort to do it right, learn the constellations, and sort of “dig a little deeper” into the details.

However, the recently released pictures taken from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission are absolutely incredible and just might reignite the spark.  Taken in the infrared spectrum, the pictures are a veritable gold mine for sky enthusiasts and provide some neat insights into the universe in which we live.

Aside from that, they’re also pretty cool…go take a look if you get the chance :)