NASA discovers millions of supermassive black holes

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope surveyed the universe twice during its 14-month mission, generating a wealth of data in the process. Now, by sifting through that data, WISE astronomers have unveiled one of the telescope's most impressive finds yet: 2.5 million supermassive black holes —… » 8/30/12 8:27am 8/30/12 8:27am

NASA announces new findings on black holes and extreme cosmic objects

In 2009, NASA launched its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope, an Earth-orbiting infrared observatory designed to map the entire sky in unprecedented detail. WISE surveyed the sky for less than two years, but in that time collected vast quantities of information: It's been eighteen months since the… » 8/29/12 9:50am 8/29/12 9:50am