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Grey Hautaluoma
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-0668
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Jennifer Morcone
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
256-544-7199
jennifer.j.morcone@nasa.gov

Megan Watzke
Chandra X-ray Center, Cambridge, Mass.
617-496-7998
mwatzke@cfa.harvard.edu

Dec. 10, 2007
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M07-178
 
 
NASA Announces Discovery of Assault by a Black Hole
 
 
WASHINGTON - Astronomers will hold a media teleconference Monday, Dec. 17, at 1 pm EST to announce the discovery of a first-of-its-kind phenomenon involving a black hole and a neighboring galaxy. Researchers made the finding by combining data from NASA's space-based telescopes and ground-based observations.

To participate in the teleconference, reporters must call the Chandra press office at 617-496-7998 or e-mail Megan Watzke at mwatzke@cfa.harvard.edu for dial-in information. Audio of the event will be streamed live on the Web at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio


Briefing participants:

- Alan Smale, program executive, NASA Headquarters, Washington
- Daniel Evans, postdoctoral fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
- Martin Hardcastle, astrophysicist, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
- Neil deGrasse Tyson, director, Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, New York

A video file about the discovery, including interview footage with the principal investigator and dramatic new animation, will air on NASA Television on Dec. 17. For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv


For information about NASA and agency programs on the Web, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov
 

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