La NASA annuncia una importante scoperta sulla materia oscura

Aug. 14, 2006

Erica Hupp/Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1237/1726

Megan Watzke
Chandra X-ray Center, Cambridge, Mass.
617-496-7998

MEDIA ADVISORY: M06-128

NASA ANNOUNCES DARK MATTER DISCOVERY

Astronomers who used NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory will host a
media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 21, to announce how
dark and normal matter have been forced apart in an extraordinarily
energetic collision.

Reporters must call Megan Watzke at the Chandra Press Office at: 617-
496-7998 or e-mail: mwatzke@cfa.harvard.edu for participation
information. Shortly before the start of the briefing, images and
graphics about the research will be posted at:

http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/1e0657/

Briefing participants:

  • Maxim Markevitch, astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
    Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Doug Clowe, postdoctoral fellow, University of Arizona, Tucson,
    Ariz.
  • Sean Carroll, assistant professor of physics, University of Chicago,
    Ill.

A video file about the discovery will air on NASA TV at noon, Aug. 21.
Audio of the event will be streamed live on the Web at:
http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio. For NASA TV streaming video, schedule
and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/home

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