NASA Announces Discovery Of Assault By Black Hole
NASA Announces Discovery of Assault by a Black Hole
Astronomers will hold a media teleconference Monday, Dec. 17, at 1 pm EST to announce the discovery of a first-of-its-kind phenomenon involving a black hole and a neighboring galaxy. Researchers made the finding by combining data from NASA's space-based telescopes and ground-based observations.
* Alan Smale, program executive, NASA
* Daniel Evans, postdoctoral fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
* Martin Hardcastle, astrophysicist, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
*Neil deGrasse Tyson, director, Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, New York
A video file about the discovery, including interview footage with the principal investigator and dramatic new animation, will air on NASA Television on Dec. 17. For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
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