NASA to announce new discoveries from its WISE telescope

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NASA will host a news teleconference at 5:00 UTC (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 (JPL), Pasadena, Calif.
— Peter Eisenhardt, WISE project scientist, JPL
— Jingwen Wu, astronomer, JPL
— Rachel Somerville, Downsbrough Chair in Astrophysics, Rutgers University

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

The full set of data from WISE now available to astronomers around the world will allow for new scientific studies of the cosmos for many years to come. You can view all WISE data at the following locations:

 

 Featured image: The last image observed by WISE on Februray 1, 2011. It contains observations from the shortest two wavelengths detected by WISE, which continued to provide high quality data in this post-cryogenic phase of the mission

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2 Comments

    1. WISE was shut down last year in February. All new data that we get are in fact “old” data. And, hhh, all that was relevant yet awaits to be reported or maybe not.

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