Space Lifting Off to Study the Sky


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Lifting Off to Study the Sky


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. Image Credit: Bill Hartenstein/United Launch Alliance (More at NASA Picture Of The Day)