NASA’s WISE Survey Uncovers Millions Of Black Holes
NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission has led to a bonanza of newfound supermassive black holes and extreme galaxies. Images from the telescope have revealed millions of dusty black hole candidates across the universe and about 1,000 even dustier objects thought to be among the brightest galaxies ever found. These powerful galaxies that burn brightly with infrared light are nicknamed hot DOGs, or dust-obscured galaxies.
The latest findings are helping astronomers better understand how galaxies and the behemoth black holes at their centers grow and evolve together.