NASA announces black hole discovery in media teleconference

10/07/05

Surprising results showing the nurturing ability of massive black holes will be revealed during a teleconference news briefing on Thursday, October 13, at 1pm EDT. The results are based on deep Chandra observations of the center of our galaxy.

For participation information, including the phone number and password for the event as well as the website where graphics and other materials will be posted, reporters should call the Chandra X-ray Center Press Office at 617/496-7998 or mwatzke@cfa.harvard.edu.

Participants:

  • Dr. Kim Weaver, Program Scientist and Press Liason, NASA Headquarters, Washington
  • Dr. Sergei Nayakshin, astrophysicist, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Sterl Phinney, Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., manages the Chandra program for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Northrop Grumman of Redondo Beach, Calif., was the prime development contractor for the observatory. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory controls science and flight operations from the Chandra X-ray Center in Cambridge, Mass.

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