Welcome Siding Spring: WISE Captures Three Incredible Images in Space

As we enjoy this beautiful spring, you might want to look to the sky (far far into the sky). This is the Comet Siding Spring and its ghostly tail was picked up the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, telescope.

The £200million infrared telescope has picked up some amazing new photos. It is zeroing in on what may be the largest plant in the galaxy — a planet four times the size of Jupiter.

Here is an incredible pictures of Andromeda galaxy when you have a massive telescope at your disposal.

Here is the Berkeley 59 cluster of stars . . .

6 thoughts on “Welcome Siding Spring: WISE Captures Three Incredible Images in Space”

  1. Beautiful Spring?? Where? We woke up to 2 inches of wet snow here in Northern Illinois!! I did like the cool pictures though! Send some sun!

  2. I think I saw that in college…..but I wasn’t sure…it was the late 70’s…. I have papers that say I was there…but….never mind….

  3. The text is unclear. What solar system is it that has a planet 4x the size of Jupiter? That it’s this solar system is implied, but seems unlikely.

    The comet is local, though, isn’t it? I’ll be very surprised, and impressed, if current technology can pick up a comet elsewhere.

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