NASA Hosts Media Teleconference About Black Hole Studies
Artist's concept of NuSTAR on orbit. NuSTAR has a 10-m (30') mast that deploys after launch to separate the optics modules (right) from the detectors in the focal plane (left).
Date: February 25, 2013
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 email@example.com 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:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.