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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: