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New Sky-Mapping Infrared Telescope Sees First Light

January 7th, 2010 01:54 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

After a successful launch on December 14, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer is poised to begin the most thorough survey yet of the infrared universe. The telescope’s first image, a field of about 3,000 stars in the constellation Carina, was released January 6 at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

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