NASA News Conference on Discovery of "Exceptional Object"

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.
~Eowyn

 

Trent Perrotto
Headquarters, Washington     
202-358-0321
trent.j.perrotto@nasa.gov   

Nov. 10, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY : M10-157

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: trent.j.perrotto@nasa.gov 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:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
For more information about NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/chandra
http://chandra.harvard.edu  

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0 responses to “NASA News Conference on Discovery of "Exceptional Object"

  1. I heard about this on another site a few days ago. I went home for lunch to watch and record it but all they were airing was video of a spacewalk. I have been searching other sites and nothing so far. I have heard different things suggested – maybe a black hole or something.

     
  2. I saw the pictures of those “energy bubbles.” Pretty cool.

     

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