NASA Event to Discuss Black Holes and Extreme Objects

Artist's concept of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer Artist's concept of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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August 23, 2012

PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA will host a news teleconference at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT), Wednesday, Aug. 29, to announce new discoveries from its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The discoveries are related to the distant universe, including supermassive black holes and rare galaxies.

The briefing participants are:

-- Daniel Stern, astronomer, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
-- Peter Eisenhardt, WISE project scientist, JPL
-- Jingwen Wu, astronomer, JPL
-- Rachel Somerville, astrophysics professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

A link to the teleconference graphics will be available at the start of the event at www.nasa.gov/wise .

For live audio of the teleconference, visit http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio .

Whitney Clavin 818-354-4673
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
whitney.clavin@jpl.nasa.gov

J.D. Harrington 202-358-5241
Headquarters, Washington
j.d.harrington@nasa.gov

2012-257b



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