October 14, 2006 - Failed stars focus of new NASA project
NASA on Friday approved the construction of a $300 million, Earth-orbiting telescope that will scan the skies for failed stars called brown dwarfs, along with other celestial eccentrics.
Read the full press release at Rocky Mountain News.
October 14, 2006 - UCLA professor to lead new NASA mission
One of UCLA's astronomers was recently named principal investigator for a new NASA project that will help scientists and laypeople wise up to the mysterious ways of the universe.
Read the full press release at Daily Bruin.
October 13, 2006 - WISE is confirmed!
Engineers are rolling up their sleeves in preparation for building a telescope that will find the nearest star-like objects and the brightest galaxies. NASA has approved the start of construction on a new mission called the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, which will scan the entire sky in infrared light.
Read the full press release at the JPL Website.