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Donald Savage
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1727)

Steve Roy
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256/544-6535)

Megan Watzke
Chandra X-ray Observatory Center, Cambridge, Mass.
(Phone: 617/496-7998)

May 13, 2004
NASA Releases New Findings About Dark Energy
A powerful and independent method was used to probe dark energy using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The results on cosmic acceleration provide clues about the nature of dark energy and the fate of the universe.

Team leaders will present findings at a Space Science Update (SSU) at 1 p.m. EDT, May 18, 2004. It is in the Webb Auditorium, NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Washington.

– – Dr. Steve Allen, astrophysicist, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, U.K.
– – Dr. Andy Fabian, professor, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, U.K.
– – Dr. Kim Weaver, astrophysicist, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
– – Dr. Michael Turner, assistant director for mathematical and physics sciences, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va.
– – Dr. Paul Hertz, Senior Scientist for Astronomy and Physics, Office of Space Science, NASA Headquarters, Washington, Panel Moderator.

NASA TV will carry the SSU live, with two-way question-and-answer capability for reporters at participating agency centers, available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. To listen to the SSU, call: 321/867-1220/1240/1260. The update will be webcast live at:

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