NASA News Conference on Discovery of "Exceptional Object"

Mon, 15 Nov 2010 17:14:42 +0000


UPDATE (11/17/2010): It’s about a new black hole that was formed when a star exploded in a galaxy 50 million light years away. Scientists are excited because it’s the first time they get to observe a black hole in its infancy. [Source]

Don’t know what to make of this announcement by NASA, but we’ll surely know by tomorrow.

H/t UrbanSurvival and Igor.



Trent Perrotto
Headquarters, Washington     

Nov. 10, 2010


NASA Announces Televised Chandra News Conference

WASHINGTON — NASA will hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 15, to discuss the Chandra X-ray Observatory’s discovery of an exceptional object in our cosmic neighborhood.

The news conference will originate from NASA Headquarters’ television studio, 300 E St. SW in Washington and carried live on NASA TV.

Media representatives may attend the conference, join by phone or ask questions from participating NASA locations. To RSVP or obtain dial-in information, journalists must send their name, affiliation and telephone number to Trent Perrotto at: by 10 a.m. EST on Nov. 15. Reporters wishing to attend the conference in-person must have a valid press credential for access. Non-U.S. media also must bring passports.

Scientists involved in the research will be available to answer questions. Panelists providing analysis of the research include: 

  • Jon Morse, director, Astrophysics Division, NASA Headquarters in Washington 
  • Kimberly Weaver, astrophysicist, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. 
  • Alex Filippenko, astrophysicist, University of California, BerkeleyFor NASA TV streaming video, downlink and further information, visit:

For more information about NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, visit:  

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