From: NASA HQ
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2008
NASA will hold a media teleconference Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. EDT, to discuss new results regarding the gamma-ray burst GRB 080319B, which was visible to the naked eye.
The burst's optical emission is the brightest seen to date and appears to have been aimed almost directly at Earth. Extensive observations from NASA's Swift satellite and ground-based observatories show the burst emission mechanism in unprecedented detail.
The panelists include:
To participate in the teleconference, reporters should e-mail a request to J.D. Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon, Sept. 10. Requests must include media affiliation and a contact telephone number. Supporting information for the briefing will be posted at noon, Sept. 10, at: http://www.nasa.gov/swift
Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at: http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio
For more information about the Swift mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/swift
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