Wednesday, December 9, 2009

WISE to Launch on Friday - moved to Monday

Update: The launch of NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer
mission is now rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 14, with a launch window of 6:09 to 6:23 a.m. PST

An artist's rendering of WISE in orbit

WISE, the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, is set to launch 6:09:33 a.m. PST Friday, December 11. Visit the link to their website to learn about this mid-infrared all-sky survey mission. If all goes well we will soon be learning a great many new things and, as in the case with the Spitzer Space Telescope, Palomar Observatory will be hosting many astronomers for follow-up observations.

Good luck to the WISE team!

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