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NuSTAR Media Teleconference

NASA is hosting a news teleconference at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST), Wednesday, Feb. 27, to announce black hole observations from its newest X-ray telescope, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton X-ray telescope.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live on NASA's website at: http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio. Audio and visuals will be live at http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2.


Fiona Harrison, NuSTAR principal investigator, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.

Guido Risaliti, astronomer, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass., and the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics

Arvind Parmar, head of Astrophysics and Fundamental Physics Missions Division, European Space Agency


Artist's concept of a black hole
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Measuring black hole spin
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Rotation and obscuration models
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X-ray telescope and electromagnetic spectrum
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Comparison of NuSTAR to previous missions
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X-ray data from XMM-Newton
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X-ray data from XMM-Newton and NuSTAR
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