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10 dazzling images from the WISE telescope

By: Catie Leary on Jan. 3, 2011, 12:20 p.m.
WISE image of DG 129

Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/WISE Team

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Scorpion's claw

In this image released on Sep. 21, the WISE telescope captured an infrared view of nebula DG 129, gripped in the claw of the constellation Scorpius.

The bright, greenish star on the right is Pi Scorpii, which marks one of the claws of the scorpion in the constellation Scorpius. DG 129 was first catalogued in 1963 by two German astronomers named Johann Dorschner and Josef Gürtler.