NASA Hosts Media Teleconference About Black Hole Studies

Artist's concept of NuSTAR in orbit. Artist's concept of NuSTAR in orbit. NuSTAR has a 33-foot (10-meter) mast that deploys after launch to separate the optics modules (right) from the detectors in the focal plane (left). Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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February 25, 2013

PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA will host 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.

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., and the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics
-- Arvind Parmar, head of Astrophysics and Fundamental Physics Missions Division, European Space Agency

Visuals will be posted at the start of the teleconference at: http://go.nasa.gov/15eT17V .

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 .

Audio and visuals will be streamed live online at: http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2 .

For more information about NuSTAR, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/nustar . For more information about the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton X-ray telescope, visit: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/XMM-Newton_overview .

Whitney Clavin 818-354-4673
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
whitney.clavin@jpl.nasa.gov

J.D. Harrington 202-358-5241
Headquarters, Washington
j.d.harrington@nasa.gov

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