NASA on Wednesday released the very first image taken by its Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) space telescope, an infrared "snapshot" of the constellation Carina, located near the Milky Way. The "first light" image, seen here, shows roughly 3,000 stars; it was captured shortly after the telescope's protective cover was removed last week, according to NASA.
January 7, 2010 11:15 AM PST
Photo by: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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