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J.D. Harrington
Headquarters, Washington
Whitney Clavin
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Feb. 25, 2013
NASA Hosts Media Teleconference About Black Hole Studies
WASHINGTON -- NASA will host a news teleconference at 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.

The briefing participants are:

-- Fiona Harrison, NuSTAR principal investigator, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.
-- Guido Risaliti, astronomer, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass.
-- Arvind Parmar, head of Astrophysics and Fundamental Physics Missions Division, European Space Agency

For dial-in information, media representatives should e-mail their name, affiliation and telephone number to J.D. Harrington at by noon Feb. 27.

Visuals will be posted at the start of the teleconference on NASA's NuSTAR site:

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live on NASA's website at:

Audio and visuals will be streamed live online at:

For more information about the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton X-ray telescope, visit:


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