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George Deutsch/Erica Hupp
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1324/1237)

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

October 6, 2005
NASA Media Teleconference Announces Black Hole Discovery
Surprising results showing the nurturing ability of massive black holes will be revealed at 1 p.m. EDT, Thursday, Oct. 13, during a media teleconference. The results are based on Chandra observations of the center of our galaxy.

For participation information, including the Web site where graphics and other materials will be posted, reporters should call the Chandra X-ray Center Press Office at: 617/496-7998 or email:


-- Dr. Kim Weaver, program scientist, NASA Headquarters, Washington
-- Dr. Sergei Nayakshin, astrophysicist, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
-- Dr. Sterl Phinney, professor of Theoretical Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., manages the Chandra program for the Science Mission Directorate. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory controls science and flight operations from the Chandra X-ray Center in Cambridge, Mass.

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