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Space Science Update: New Results From NASA’S HETE Spacecraft

Nancy Neal
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202-358-2369)

March 17, 2003


Recent observations from NASA's High Energy Transient Explorer (HETE) spacecraft, that strengthens the link between gamma rays bursts and black holes, is the topic of the next Space Science Update (SSU).

The SSU is at 2:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, March 19 in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW in Washington.

Panelists include:
  • Dr. Derek Fox, astrophysicist, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
  • Dr. George Ricker, HETE principal investigator, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
  • Dr. Shri Kulkarni, professor of astronomy and planetary science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
  • Dr. Stan Woosley, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Dr. Anne Kinney, director of astronomy and physics division, NASA Headquarters, Washington

    The briefing will be carried live on NASA Television with two-way question-and-answer capability for reporters covering the event from participating NASA centers.

    NASA TV is broadcast on the GE-2 satellite, Transponder 9C, at 85 degrees West longitude, with vertical polarization, frequency 3880.0 MHz, audio 6.8 MHz. Audio of the broadcast will be available on voice circuit at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., by calling 321/867-1220/1240/1260.

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