First Light', space telescope image

First Light', space telescope image

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Credit: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/UCLA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: First Light'. Infrared image of a region in the constellation Carina near the Milky Way, taken by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). This image, known as First Light', was the first image taken by WISE after it ejected it's cover and was captured as it stared in a fixed direction in order to calibrate its pointing system. WISE will take more than a million similar pictures covering the whole sky.

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Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, carina, colourful, constellation, cosmology, first light, gas, infrared, interstellar, nasa, space, space observation, space telescope image, star, starry, stars, wide-field infrared survey explorer, wise

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