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Saturday, August 25, 2012

NASA'S WISE Scientists to Discuss Black Holes and Extreme Objects

J.D. Harrington
Headquarters, Washington
Whitney Clavin
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

WASHINGTON -- NASA will host a news teleconference at 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

For dial-in information, reporters should email their name, affiliation and telephone number to by noon Aug. 29.

For live audio of the teleconference, visit

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