NASA's New WISE Galactic Atlas Is Full of Amazing Images

By Sam Gibbs on at

We’ve seen quite a few astounding images out of NASA’s infrared telescope, the Wide-field Survey Explorer. Now NASA’s released the mother-load -- upwards of 18,000 images covering the entire infrared sky from over two years of photography. That’s more than 500 million beautiful stars.

WISE has made all sorts of discoveries over the last two years in space, including Y-dwarfs – the coolest class of stars with temperatures only around a balmy 27 degrees Celsius.

But enough blabbering. Head on over to NASA’s WISE gallery to see the goods, or find out more with an introduction to the atlas. [NASA via Wired]