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NASA Hosts Media Teleconference About Black Hole Studies

News Release • 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:

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