NASA's Spitzer and WISE telescopes find close, cold neighbor of the Sun

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered what appears to be the coldest "brown dwarf" known -- a dim, star-like body that surprisingly is as frosty as Earth's North Pole.

This galaxy turns gas into stars

Astronomers have discovered a galaxy transforming gas into stars with almost 100 percent efficiency - a rare phase of galaxy evolution that is the most extreme yet observed.

Astronomers discover our third closest neighbor

Astronomers have found the closest solar system to our own to be discovered in nearly a century - the third-closest ever found, in fact.

Wise TIVI wants to be an Android gaming contender

The upcoming Ouya console is probably the device most commonly associated with the concept of Android-powered gaming in the living room. Wise wants to change that with its TIVI.

Jupiter's Trojan asteroids show their true colors

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, WISE, has uncovered new clues about the Jovian Trojans - asteroids that orbit the sun on the same path as Jupiter in two 'packs'.

WISE spots millions of black holes

NASA's discovered several million new black holes - along with a thousand or so galaxies obscured by dust - using the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope.

NASA catalogs the infrared sky

NASA has debuted a new atlas and catalog of the infrared sky, including more than a half billion stars, galaxies and other objects captured by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission.



NASA solves ancient supernova mystery


NASA telescopes have helped solved an ancient mystery that began nearly 2,000 years ago when Chinese astronomers witnessed what turned out to be an exploding star in the sky.

Black hole jet seen flaring wildly

NASA's busy Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has captured rare data of a flaring black hole releasing a blazing jet.

Baptistina asteroid wasn't dinosaur killer after all

The asteroid widely believed to be responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs probably couldn't have been, observations from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope show.

Trojan asteroid shares Earth's orbit

It's two and a half thousand years since the Greek philosopher Philolaus suggested the existence of a 'counter-Earth' - another planet sharing Earth's orbit.

WISE completes first all-sky survey

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, WISE, completed its first survey of the entire sky over the weekend.

WISE telescope offers up 'candy store' of images

NASA has released the first pictures from its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, WISE.