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10 dazzling images from the WISE telescope

By: Catie Leary on Jan. 3, 2011, 12:20 p.m.

Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/WISE Team

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In this image taken by WISE, a bright star called Menkhib from the constellation Perseus can be seen in the upper left corner near the red dust cloud.

With a surface temperature of 66,000 degrees Fahrenheit (six times hotter than our Sun), Menkhib is one of the hottest stars visible in the night sky.