NASA's WISE mission creates an 'atlas of the sky'
Some 14 years ago, NASA began to explore the sky in a way never done before. Though until now, the results of the mission, which aimed to use infra-red imagining to map what lies above us, were hidden from much of the world.
Now we see. The famed space agency recently released the results from its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission, an initiative that snapped some 2.7 million images of the sky, capturing everything from nearby asteroids to distant galaxies. After nearly a decade and a half in the making, here are some of the most jaw-dropping pics from WISE of the great unknown.
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Before the advent of agriculture 10,000 years ago, humans got their food by hunting, gathering, and fishing. Scientists are turning to these ancient me... More Before the advent of agriculture 10,000 years ago, humans got their food by hunting, gathering, and fishing. Scientists are turning to these ancient methods of subsistence for insights into how we can feed our growing global population in years to come—without overwhelming the planet. In its September 2014 issue, National Geographic magazine explores the evolution of the human diet across a wide spectrum of cultures: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/evolution-of-diet/ By 2050 we'll need to feed two billion more people. Click here for a special eight-month series exploring how we can do that—without overwhelming the planet: http://food.nationalgeographic.com.
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